Fixing Mozilla’s Firefox Nightly download problem

Waiting for a bug fix?

Waiting for a bug fix?

If you’re struggling with some download-helper extensions that stopped working, here’s a light:

1 – Type in the address bar: “about:config” (without the quotes);

2 – Be careful and press the button;

3 – Search for: “browser.download”;

4 – Set “browser.download.useJSTransfer” to “false”;

5 – Set “browser.download.useToolkitUI” to “true”;

6 – Exit the browser;

7 – Open the browser again;

8 – Even FlashGot works!

I think it’s JavaScript’s fault. Here is my FlashGot (v.1.5.5.6) snippet-log:

2013-09-03T23:27:36.712Z Sorting again 16 links
2013-09-03T23:27:36.713Z Preprocessing done in ms28
2013-09-03T23:27:36.719Z Starting dispatch
2013-09-03T23:27:48.620Z Dispatch done in ms11901
Total processing time: ms11935
2013-09-03T23:27:49.582Z Saving http://www.lsi.usp.br/~bariatto/fatec/aca/Av2aca_2006_B.pdf to /Users/rafaelfrequiao/Downloads/Av2aca_2006_B.pdf
2013-09-03T23:27:49.583Z Skipping link http://www.lsi.usp.br/~bariatto/fatec/aca/Av2aca_2006_B.pdf: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED) [nsIDownloadManager.addDownload]"  nsresult: "0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED)"  location: "JS frame :: chrome://flashgot/content/DMS.js :: FlashGotDM.initDMS/dm.performDownload/mozAddDownload :: line 2551"  data: no]
2013-09-03T23:27:49.583Z Saving http://www.lsi.usp.br/~bariatto/fatec/aca/aula1-apresentacao.pdf to /Users/rafaelfrequiao/Downloads/aula1-apresentacao.pdf
2013-09-03T23:27:49.583Z Skipping link http://www.lsi.usp.br/~bariatto/fatec/aca/aula1-apresentacao.pdf: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED) [nsIDownloadManager.addDownload]"  nsresult: "0x8000ffff (NS_ERROR_UNEXPECTED)"  location: "JS frame :: chrome://flashgot/content/DMS.js :: FlashGotDM.initDMS/dm.performDownload/mozAddDownload :: line 2551"  data: no]

You can disable some eyecandy rendering stuff if the browser keeps locking up. Deleting the profile might help too.

Read the source.

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