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Anyway to fix downloads being corrupted after closing Firefox?


Downloading something.

Close window.

Download window pops up, the download is still going.

Download is finished.

Cannot open download because corrupted.

Anyway to fix this?

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I used the extension Download Status Bar.

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Use Download Managers to manage your Download, if your close the Firefox, it pause your downloads

Download Managers

Question owner

My question is: Why does the download keep going?

Then when complete is totally not complete?

Is there any way to keep the downloads [b]going/b even when the window is closed.

Because it goes on anyway.. sort of.

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Question owner

My "browser.download.manager.quitBehavior" value is 0 but it doesn't pause download and resume later.

Man, this is annoying.

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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.

Question owner

Blargh, but I want it to continue even if the window closes.

Why does it have to stop.

Alright thanks. If this works then it's good.