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Ask me if i really want to close when i'm downloading something

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Hello, I'm used to download big files (up to 2-3GB) at time while I'm browsing the internet, and sometimes i just forget that I'm downloading and just close Firefox. Back 3 months ago, when i was using Windows 7 i didn't have the problem of losing my download, because Firefox warned me that i'm downloading something and ask for a confirmation..

I didn't change any configuration since I installed Windows 8 and Firefox 20. Only added some plugins, but they didn't change anything..

There's any way to get that confirmation box like when i used on windows 7?

Thanks, (:.

Chosen solution

You can set the browser.download.manager.quitBehavior pref to 2 on the about:config page.

That will make Firefox ask for confirmation if you want to cancel the download when you close Firefox.

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iamjayakumars
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Firefox Orange Button > Options > Options > Tabs

  • [x]Warn me when i close.

You can make use of Download Manager, I prefer Downthemall .

Even though you close the firefox it keeps running in background.

cor-el
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Chosen Solution

You can set the browser.download.manager.quitBehavior pref to 2 on the about:config page.

That will make Firefox ask for confirmation if you want to cancel the download when you close Firefox.

See:

Question owner

iamjayakumars, I don't have this option.

Only have: http://i.imgur.com/8YdsJK6.png