Can't select file to attach from browser from the PWD (or the parent of PWD ) when PWD has a file that is being currently downloaded.

Bug #570536 reported by eternaltyro on 2010-04-27
This bug affects 2 people
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firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Output of lsb_release :

LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch


When there is a file that is being downloaded currently, say in /home/user/downloads, and you want to mail an attachment that is currently residing at /home/user/downloads or /home/user/ it becomes impossible to choose the file. When some arrow key is pressed once, some file from the list of files in the box is highlighted and the highlight "moves up" as though someone is pressing the "up" arrow key.

Steps to recreate:

1. Download something big ( more than 200 MiB ) to your home directory over a normal speed Internet connection (100 - 150Kbps) . For e.g. download some lucid ISO file over a 100Kbps connection so that it takes a substantial amount of time for the download to complete. e.g. lucid.iso
2. Lets say your home directory is "/home/user"
3. Now when the download is in progress, open your browser and go to some site where you can upload or attach files. Best would be to open your mail account and compose a new message and click on the attach button.
4. Now try to attach a file that is already located in /home/user. E.g. xyz.png
5. Now you may not be able to select the file at all.. Now press the "Down Arrow". This should show the highlighting of each file of the list one by one.
6. You must also be able to see the currently downloading file in the list whose size is constantly increasing.

eternaltyro (eternaltyro) wrote :
eternaltyro (eternaltyro) wrote :

The download can also be done using any other means. The issue remains even if I perform the download using Chrome and wget.

affects: ubuntu → firefox (Ubuntu)
eternaltyro (eternaltyro) wrote :

Just realized, it is also almost impossible to create a folder from within the "Save File As" dialogue box.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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