Watch out for this Firefox gotcha

So far I’m reasonably happy with Firefox 3. I like two features in particular: crash recovery (if the browser crashes, it offers to restore all your tabs when you resume) and download pause/resume (if you’re doing a big download and you need to close the browser for some reason, you can restart where you left off). Here’s the Download Manager in action. See that Pause button?

Firefox Download Window

Unfortunately, these two features don’t work together. So, this morning, when I was 75% of the way through a 4+GB download, Firefox decided to crash. When it resumed, I noticed that the download resumed as well. From the beginning.

Ugh. Yes, I know there are extensions that do a better job with downloads, but this seems like it should be a core feature.

[ via Ed Bott’s Windows Expertise ]

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