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No prompt on exit with active downloads
I remember that I used to be prompted when closing FireFox with active downloads. Not all sites support auto-resume and I frequently find myself needing to restart many downloads. If I recall, there is a setting in about:config you can change so when there are active downloads and you exit FireFox, there is a prompt reminding you there are active downloads and to confirm exiting. I'm just looking for that preference setting.
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The preference is browser.download.manager.quitBehavior
If you set it to 2, if you have active downloads you will be presented with a dialog to cancel the downloads and exit the browser, or to not exit the browser.
For more details on the preference see http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.download.manager.quitBehavior