Download of a exe file (from Texas Instruments) fails due to mixed content




6 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: Martin.firefox.Maurer, Unassigned)


23 Branch
Windows Vista

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20130814063812

Steps to reproduce:

When downloading files from Texas Instruments like
one of the patch programmers
fails. Download does simply not start.
Even if it fails, you get an email with a link inside,
which also fails.
(Registration required, therefore i cannot share the link, 
because i don't know if my login/password is somehow in link...)
IE displays (i have a German version, translated by myself...)
first: "Only secure content is displayed - would you display complete content"
second: "Would you download or save ....exe" (EXE!)

I already tried to temporarily to switch off Popup-Blocker, Ad-Blocker, "Warn me when sites try to install add-on",
"Block report attack sites", "Block reported web forgeries". Still no success.
I also tried a nightly build from Firefox (which is one of the version 25), but no success.

Actual results:

Download fails with Firefox (but works with MSIE)
No download is started.

Expected results:

Download shall work with Firefox.

Comment 1

6 years ago
Retested with Firefox 24.0 -> it is still not working

Comment 2

6 years ago
Problem is solved!

Solution: Left beside the URL in Firefox, where usually the encrypted connection info is display, is a small icon, which says: "Content is blocked" - "Do you want to unblock it?" (not real wording, but something similar).

Suggestion: Perhaps you can make a popup, blinking icon, something else, 
which a normal user can recognize that Firefox has something for the user?
(i just got the hint by a another user, many thanks, i am using Firefox really long, 
but this was something new for me that there is more than info behind this small icon...)

Comment 3

5 years ago
TI should repair their website and avoid mixed content...
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Summary: Download of a exe file (from Texas Instruments) fails → Download of a exe file (from Texas Instruments) fails due to mixed content
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