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notonymous

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Post Posted December 6th, 2017, 8:54 am

Is there some way to force the download hanger to automatically open when a download starts? I thought I had this enabled at some point but not anymore.

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Post Posted December 6th, 2017, 6:20 pm

Don't know if this covers it or not, browser.download.panel.shown ?
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Post Posted December 7th, 2017, 9:56 am

therube wrote:Don't know if this covers it or not, browser.download.panel.shown ?


That seems to be the controlling pref:
- if it is set to false, the download hanger appears and Fx sets the value to true
- if it is set to true, the download hanger does not appear

But Fx never seems to reset the value to false. If I force the value to false, I see the hanger once but never again. A bug?

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Post Posted December 9th, 2017, 3:12 am

yes, I also tried that config, and it works like you described.
I think it's a bug.

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Post Posted December 12th, 2017, 1:59 am


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Post Posted December 12th, 2017, 5:55 am

I think the developers only want to show the download panel once.

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// This records whether or not the panel has been shown at least once.
pref("browser.download.panel.shown", false);

Reference
http://dxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-release/ ... firefox.js

Locking preferences
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lock_Prefs

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Post Posted December 12th, 2017, 2:13 pm

tortino wrote:I have submitted bug:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1424830

Thanks, that is a good description.

morat wrote:I think the developers only want to show the download panel once.

But not only once and then never more, which is what we currently have. In <DownloadsCommon.jsm>, it looks like the intent is to "notify that a new download has started or finished".

Hopefully comments in bugzilla will make things clear ;-)

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Post Posted January 28th, 2018, 10:03 pm

The bug was resolved as wontfix.

Automatically open the download hanger when a download starts
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1424830

I guess the developers only want to show the download panel once.

Paolo Amadini wrote:We investigated this in bug 1269954.

Pop out download starting notification when a new download request is triggered
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1269954

Can you force the download hanger to automatically open by locking the preference?

Locking preferences
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Lock_Prefs
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Post Posted January 29th, 2018, 12:32 am

morat wrote:Can you force the download hanger to automatically open by locking the preference?

Yes.

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Post Posted January 29th, 2018, 4:45 pm

Gingerbread Man wrote:
morat wrote:Can you force the download hanger to automatically open by locking the preference?

Yes.

WFM :-) Thanks ...

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