Occasionally, when I click on a site to download a program, my Firefox browser closes unexpectedly. If I want to download a particular program, I must then open Internet Explorer and then I do not have a problem downloading. What must I do in Firefox to enable me to download programs?
Posted: April 27th, 2008, 4:47pm
It is so tempting for me to say just ditch Firefox and use Internet Explorer especially since some people have ridiculed me for not switching to Firefox, but I won't say anything. Since I don't use Firefox, I don't know an answer to your problem. Maybe someone else will.
I understand that your FF does not *always* close unexpectedly. There can be a lot of reasons, so I cannot give a general answer. Mozilla knowledge base says for instance: clear up the download history (open with Ctrl + J).
With Windows I use FF, Opera, MSIE, and mostly follow that order if a download will not start. I will also look what the particular site actually does when you click "Download". If it switches to a different domain, FF can be a lot more "picky" about redirection. However, in that case FF does not hang or crash, but just stops (mostly).
Personally I think it is a good thing that my browser is a bit particular about who its friends are. But then I hardly ever have trouble with downloading via FF.