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Firefox hangs when trying to save file that already exists

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Firefox seems to hang almost indefinitely when you are

  • saving a file that already exists.
  • While multiple other files are downloading at the same time (around 20 file downloads)

My system is

  • Running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
  • Running GNOME on Wayland
  • Using Nautilus as the File Manager

After the number of simultaneous downloads reaches around 5, it responds again with a dialog that says that a file with that name already exists.

I am running a Ryzen 9 5950x and the CPU utilization is only at 2% so I am wondering why it needs to hang for so long?

Firefox seems to hang almost indefinitely when you are * saving a file that already exists. * While multiple other files are downloading at the same time (around 20 file downloads) My system is * Running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS * Running GNOME on Wayland * Using Nautilus as the File Manager After the number of simultaneous downloads reaches around 5, it responds again with a dialog that says that a file with that name already exists. I am running a Ryzen 9 5950x and the CPU utilization is only at 2% so I am wondering why it needs to hang for so long?

Modified by coolcatco888

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Start Firefox in Safe Mode

While you are in safe mode, see if you still have the problem.

Also; Firefox Options > Advanced > General.

Look for and turn off Use Hardware Acceleration.

Regards, TG