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slow to begin download

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  • Last reply by jacque8080

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This didn't happen several weeks ago. Doesn't happen on other browsers. I download a file, and it hangs for several minutes at 100% CPU regardless if I save or open the file. I believe this is even before the download begins.

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What is the site and how big is the file? Unless another user can test the download no one is going to know where the problem is coming from?

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This is on Linux and not Windows as you use WestEnd.

Bug 1517959 - Download Dialogue (Opening [filenamehere].[extensionhere]) freezes and becomes unresponsive for a long time on Linux

which was made as a duplicate of

Bug 1517101 - Download dialog box freezes Firefox


Bugzilla is a general issues tracker and not a support forum so please do not add comments in open bug unless there is something useful in say fixing it. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html

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WestEnd said

What is the site and how big is the file? Unless another user can test the download no one is going to know where the problem is coming from?

The latest was from downloading Firefox:

https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-esr-latest-ssl&os=linux64&lang=en-US

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jacque8080 said

WestEnd said
What is the site and how big is the file? Unless another user can test the download no one is going to know where the problem is coming from?

The latest was from downloading Firefox:

https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-esr-latest-ssl&os=linux64&lang=en-US

50.8 MB

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James said

This is on Linux and not Windows as you use WestEnd. Bug 1517959 - Download Dialogue (Opening [filenamehere].[extensionhere]) freezes and becomes unresponsive for a long time on Linux which was made as a duplicate of Bug 1517101 - Download dialog box freezes Firefox Bugzilla is a general issues tracker and not a support forum so please do not add comments in open bug unless there is something useful in say fixing it. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html

This describes my issue. It looks like the advice in the bug tracker is to wait. Is there any value in me reporting in the open bug that this affects me also?

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I confirm the issue seems to be resolved by doing the following workaround:

firejail --noprofile firefox

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jacque8080 said

Is there any value in me reporting in the open bug that this affects me also?

"I see this too" comments are frowned upon as pointless comments. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html

Modified by James

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You can vote for a bug to show your interest in getting this fixed (you need to register on the site).

You shouldn't add "me too" type posts to bug reports as this will get a lot of people receive an email and is considered bug spam.

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Issue seems to be resolved with Firefox 65.0.