Closed Bug 910108 Opened 10 years ago Closed 10 years ago

Change - Cancelling active download once everything is dismissed


(Firefox for Metro Graveyard :: Downloads, defect)

Windows 8.1
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(Not tracked)



(Reporter: kjozwiak, Unassigned)



Currently when you dismiss all the app bars that are associated with the download, there's no way of stopping an active download. I can see the progress using the "blue ring" but what if I wanted to cancel it? Seems like there's nothing you can do.

Steps to reproduce the issue:

1) Open Firefox Metro
2) Go to and select "Desktop" at the top and then "Get Ubuntu now"
3) Pick any version from the list and start the download (You will receive an app bar stating that you will like to either "Run", "Save", "Cancel" or "X")
4) Select the "Save" button and then dismiss the "progress app bar" by pressing "X"

You will now see the progress on the Navigation App Bar (blue circle) but lets say I want to cancel now?

Current Behavior:

- When you dismiss all of the download app bars, there's no way of cancelling the download once its in the "blue circle" state

Expected Behavior:

- I think it would be a good idea if the user could cancel somehow rather then waiting till it completes

Used the following build:
I've wondered about this as well. Should the downloads button bring up some sort or downloads ui?
Whiteboard: feature=defect c=Downloads_app_bar u=metro_firefox_user p=0 → [preview-triage] feature=defect c=Downloads_app_bar u=metro_firefox_user p=0
Yeah I think the bug here is that clicking on the down arrow button (it gets the blue progress ring when a download is in progress) should bring up the downloads notification which has the cancel action on it. Currently, clicking on it does nothing.
Actually scratch that. Notifications are designed to go away for good once dismissed. ISTM that clicking the appbar download button should get me that info one way or another. And as the notification bar was where I last saw info about my download, maybe its reasonable to expect it to come back even after I clicked the 'X' to make it go away?
Flags: needinfo?(ywang)
Bug 904702 will make it possible to bring back the download bar and then use it to cancel the current download(s).
Depends on: 904702
Closed: 10 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(ywang)
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
No longer blocks: metrov1backlog, 886942
Whiteboard: [preview-triage] feature=defect c=Downloads_app_bar u=metro_firefox_user p=0
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
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