firefox download manager.. isn't

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by no body, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. no body

    no body Guest

    firefox on WinXP, various & sundry extensions... but this one
    happens with or without extensions (i.e. both normal and safe mode). for
    some reason my download-manager window no longer shows ANY download
    information.. no status, no completed downloads, etc. i have had the
    download statusbar installed but as of now it shows no status on
    donwloads either. i've been wading through the config and have not yet
    found an option to twiddle. i've also not found anything yet via google
    but haven't looked as deep as i want.

    it looks like downloads DO happen.. I just can't view their status.

    if anyone has a pointer, i'd appreciate it.

    no body, Mar 15, 2007
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  2. The most common cause of this is allowing the download history to become
    too full. Close Firefox, navigate to your profile folder, and delete
    the file downloads.rdf. Restart Firefox. The Download Manager will be
    empty, but it should work as expected.

    I make it a proctice to clear the Download Manager whenevr I have to
    scroll down to see its contenets.

    Leonidas Jones, Mar 15, 2007
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  3. no body

    no body Guest

    thx.. but i too am quite religious in keeping my download history clean.

    it still appears tied to the downloads.rdf though. i finally found...

    ... which included killing the downloads.rdf along with some other
    things. the process on this page got me working again.

    thx for the input though.. guess i should have stuck to google a little
    longer.. :/

    no body, Mar 15, 2007
  4. I am unclear about this. Had you installed the dlstatusbar?

    Also, there is no need to email me as well as responding in the group, I
    will see it here.

    Leonidas Jones, Mar 16, 2007
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