Download Manager does not display an icon to download

Bug #524065 reported by Guillaume Pascal on 2010-02-18
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
Confirmed
Low
firefox (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Problem:
When downloading images or .zip files, the Download Manager does not display icons for the files (see screenshot). This has been confirmed to at least occur with the default Humanity icon theme.

Expected behavior:
Firefox should display the icons set on the system for those files types.

Confirmed on:
Ubuntu 10.04 UNE alpha 2 (Firefox 3.6)
Ubuntu 9.10 (Firefox 3.7)

Does not occur on:
Windows Vista (Firefox 3.6)

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Feb 18 22:00:21 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-branding 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100213)
Package: firefox 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=fr_FR.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-13.18-generic
SourcePackage: firefox
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-13-generic i686

Created an attachment (id=294766)
screenshot

Example screenshot attached. I also see this in a test profile without any themes or extensions installed, so this is not related to an extension.

Elmar, which distro/window manager, etc?

Debian testing (lenny) with Gnome 2.20, my window manager is metacity.

Do you have libgnomeui?

Yes (version 2.20.1). I have a fairly complete installation of Gnome 2.20.

I've seen something similar, and that is that the Download Manager icons sometimes don't appear on an active downloads until you pause and resume them; is this some uninitialized value? I can reproduce with Ubuntu 7.04 with trunk.

(In reply to comment #7)
> Maybe related to bug 355461?

I don't think so. IIRC this started when the system (= Gnome) icons were enabled in the download manager on Linux. I never saw this problem on Firefox 2.

In , Gthb (gthb) wrote :

I see this consistently on Ubuntu 7.10 64-bit, with FF 3.0b5 (32-bit)

Binary package hint: firefox

When I download an image or a zip file I was no icon in the download manager

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Feb 18 22:00:21 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 firefox-branding 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha i386 (20100213)
Package: firefox 3.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=fr_FR.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-13.18-generic
SourcePackage: firefox
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-13-generic i686

Isabell Long (issyl0) wrote :

This happens to me too sometimes, as I've indicated. Thanks!

Draycen DeCator (ddecator) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. I have just confirmed this bug with Firefox 3.7 on Ubuntu Karmic, so I am marking it as such. The lack of an icon for images may be due to the fact that the icon for an image, in a folder or on the desktop, is a small preview of the image. However, there is a generic icon for .zip files that does not seem to be used. I will continue to test this issue and will report back any findings.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Draycen DeCator (ddecator) wrote :

I just confirmed that Firefox displays icons for those file types on Windows with Firefox 3.6, so the problem is most likely unique to Ubuntu.

Draycen DeCator (ddecator) wrote :

I have updated the description with my findings.

@guigui14100
Would you mind testing this with Lucid alpha 3 just to confirm that it still exists in the latest build? Thanks in advance!

description: updated

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2) Gecko/20100218 Ubuntu/9.10 (karmic) Firefox/3.6
This was confirmed on trunk recently (see LP bug). Apparently this isn't happening on Windows Vista with 3.6 (See LP Bug). I get this in 3.6 for images and compressed file formats.
As of now in my download list, I have with missing icons:
.tiff
.xml
.zip
.bz2
.png
.txt
.jpg

But, the following do have icons:
.pdf
.gz
.ico
.html
.patch
.asp
.jsp
.sh

Yes the same problem is present in the alpha3

Draycen DeCator (ddecator) wrote :

Thanks for the update. I will add to the description that this is occurring with the default Humanity theme (at least for me) so then it should be ready for the developers to look at.

description: updated
Draycen DeCator (ddecator) wrote :

This has actually been determined as an upstream bug, so I have found the same report on Mozilla's Bug Tracking System and will be linking this report to it.

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=410094
I'm going to mark it as Triaged and wait for upstream to work on this. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better! Please report any other issues you may find.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in firefox:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Low
Conner Lee (connerleecml) wrote :

I have this bug on firefox 11 ubuntu 12.04

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