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Can't clear a file that keeps on dowloading from the download manager

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I clicked a link (linking to a .jpeg) in an e-mail for something I purchased thinking it was an extra to the purchase, but afterwards I realised it was just an Image to accompany the e-mail.

The problem is I can't clear the download from the download manager and everytime Firefox starts it makes a connection to download the file. I tried clicking the "x" next to the download but this just paused the download. I have also tried clicking "Clear Downloads" in the download Library but this didn't help.

How can I remove this file from the download manager ?

Thank you

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

hello firefoxTrouble, this is currently a bug in the latest 32 beta 9 version.

a workaround for the moment would be to enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), right-click somewhere on the page and create a new string setting with the name browser.safebrowsing.appRepURL and value https://sb-ssl.google.com/safebrowsing/clientreport/download?key=%GOOGLE_API_KEY%

for reference see bug #1057764 (please don't post in bug reports, but vote for the bug if you want to see it fixed)

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

hello firefoxTrouble, this is currently a bug in the latest 32 beta 9 version.

a workaround for the moment would be to enter about:config into the firefox address bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), right-click somewhere on the page and create a new string setting with the name browser.safebrowsing.appRepURL and value https://sb-ssl.google.com/safebrowsing/clientreport/download?key=%GOOGLE_API_KEY%

for reference see bug #1057764 (please don't post in bug reports, but vote for the bug if you want to see it fixed)

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Hey philipp, thanks for your answer! I wasn't aware it was a bug with the beta. I voted for it to be fixed.

Thanks!