download dialog box disturbs in firefox

Bug #675887 reported by Abhijit Navale on 2010-11-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mozilla Firefox
Fix Released
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Many times i want to download a webpage in firefox.
I press ctrl + s for that or go to file->save page as...

But this process pops up a new 'Download' dialog box. This box gets focus on it and looses focus on main firefox window.
This is irritable.
When i press ctrl +s and tell firefox to download that page i know that it is now downloading that page. i dont want it to take me to that dialog box.

This is inturrupting my work flow.

e.g. you can consider tthe same in chromium browser. in chromium browser when i download something or save some web page it just creates new bar at the bottom and displays the download status there, so not disturbing my work flow.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-25.45-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-25-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Nov 16 12:42:35 2010
 firefox 3.6.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 firefox-branding 3.6.12+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
SourcePackage: firefox

Abhijit Navale (abhi-navale) wrote :

Opening the Downloads window in the foreground gets annoying at times when you press Ctrl+S to save a web page, as per the user who filed the bug on Launchpad.

Jonathan Davies (jpds) wrote :

Probably best to forward this upstream to:


Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Edward Donovan (edward.donovan) wrote :

I added the upstream bug that aucg filed, for Launchpad to track; thanks.

But I also think that changes in Firefox will take care of this fairly soon. I think the plan is that Downloads will be shown in a tab, not a window. And that won't be opened by default, there will be some kind of less-intrusive notification. I don't have a bug number or documents for that, right now. Thanks.

Changed in firefox:
importance: Unknown → Low
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in firefox:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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