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Old 04-24-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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A problem with Firefox


This problem happened, after doing absolutely nothing. Okay, I know these things r not supposed to happen, but it did so I dunno what to do. Firefox just doesn't wanna download anything, by clicking on a link. It downloads normally, when I right-click on a link and select Save Link As. Otherwise, it shows the normal 'what-to-do' window asking me if I'd like to open the file or select where to download it, but neither of these works. If I select to open it with an application - it does nothing, if I select to download the file somewhere - does nothing again. I'm using Gentoo Linux 2005.0 release. I emerged firefox 1.0.3 and it was working fine for like a week or so, then... :\ Ideas, any1?
 
Old 04-24-2005, 04:00 PM   #2
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Have you tried killing the application and restarting it? Probably the only way to fix such issues.
 
Old 04-24-2005, 07:06 PM   #3
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I've even reemerged it, same shit... no idea what's going on and how the hell did it happen (I am/was using it as a normal user, not root).
 
Old 04-24-2005, 08:36 PM   #4
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I was having a similar problem. I problem occurs when you delete the default download directory that is stored in firefox settings. Try changing the default download directory (type "about:config" in the address bar and find the default download directory) to an existing directory. There is also a setting for the last downloaded directory or something like that. Make sure that it is valid. I don't know if it will work for sure or not, but you can try.
 
Old 04-25-2005, 07:22 AM   #5
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Go to Firefox EDIT menu

Click Preferences

Click on Downloads
--------> check/Tick on "Ask me where to save every file"
--------> (Also check on "Show Download manager window when a download begins" (if you prefer)
 
Old 04-25-2005, 08:08 AM   #6
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OMG, I am checking all available settings every time I have to install firefox, I've tried this - never works, since that problem appeared. When it asks me what to do, save or open, and I chose save, then I try to select a directory for saving the file in, it searches for 'files of type: Application' not for directories...
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I was having a similar problem. I problem occurs when you delete the default download directory that is stored in firefox settings. Try changing the default download directory (type "about:config" in the address bar and find the default download directory) to an existing directory.
I never deleted my download directory, since its my home one And.. I can find where to change it in Edit --> Options, in about:config I was unable to find where it's stored.

Last edited by xtz; 04-25-2005 at 05:10 PM.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 01:16 PM   #7
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I too have xtz's original problem.

I'm running ubuntu hoary, so it doesn't appear to be a distro related issue.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 11:09 PM   #8
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Hey, I'm getting this problem too!

I recently upgraded from FC3 to FC4 and now Firefox doesn't seem to want to download things. When I click on a link to download I get an hourglass and nothing happens. If I right click and select save as then it will download the file. This doesn't work for those links that go to a 'Select your mirror' site first.

I'll check my 'default' download directory at home tonight and see if that fixes it.
 
  


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