While we browse the internet we sometimes forget that we are also downloading a file or a number of files and we exit Firefox. By default we see no warning that we are currently downloading something. Again, by default upon re-opening Firefox it will resume any downloading operations.That would be great, but sadly it’s not always helpful, since a lot of hosts do not allow to pause and continue downloads (rapidshare, megaupload, fileshare, etc.).
So, have you ever needed to see a notification box upon closing Firefox (regardless which version)? Follow the steps and you will always see the following image:
So, to see the window which will ask you to confirm when exiting from firefox while downloading a file, follow these steps:
1. At the address bar write about:config. When you get a warning click the button “I’ll be careful!”
2. At Filter write browser.download.manager.quitBehavior
3. Double click on Value and set it to 2!
Note: if it didn’t worked, restart Firefox and try again.
It should look something like this:
This solves the problem and you will be always asked if you indeed wish to close Firefox while a file is being downloaded currently.
You can read more about the quit behavior of FireFox and its possible values at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.download.manager.quitBehavior
You can find a Bulgarian version of this text here.