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eaw4690
New member
Status: Trending idea

On Firefox Android, I've noticed problems on download management:

1. The Downloads page does not display the progress/status of ongoing downloads. It only displays completed downloads.
2. The download progress only displays in the system notification. If the download fails and cleared that notification (either intentional or by accident), the download will be removed/cancelled.

Here's my idea:
Add more information in the Downloads page (much like in Chrome and Edge):
- progress/status of ongoing downloads
- pause/unpause and cancel options
- progress bar or otherwise
- download speed and size downloaded over download file size

Comparison of downloads page of Chrome, Edge and Firefox:

Notice the download notification icon on the top of each browser.Notice the download notification icon on the top of each browser.

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Status changed to: New idea
Jon
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MintMain21
Familiar face

The thing is, Android has it's own download manager that should tell you in the notifications what the status of the download is....

Legitimater
Strollin' around

You should add a MB in the Download Notification for the Firefox Mobile (Android) (Not sure if iOS has the same case, but if it is, it's also included in this topic) because it only shows the progress bar.

Example Notif:

SampleVideoFile.mp...      55.05MB / 97.68 MB
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zoo_k
Strollin' around

more detailed download section for android firefox

  • Currently in the download section it only shows the file when downloading is finished. What i want is more detailed infomation, like what files are being downloaded, how much has it finished in percentage, speed, a pause button, and the url of the download. In a word, anything that exists in PC firefox.
zoo_k
Strollin' around

According to MintMain21, i turned on notification of the download manager within my phone and things work right now. But i still think the feature is worth it since many people still dont even know about this(like me before today).

neuroflare
New member

I have so many problems with how firefox mobile handles downloads it's incredible.  I have just been updating a review of the app with my ever-growing list of feature discrepancies between the previous version of firefox mobile and the desktop version.   Download progress, or even whether you have even started a download or not - completely invisible to the mobile user.  I have long pressed and selected download on a file 4 or 5 times and only one version shows up.   The only reason I'm still using it is the password manager linked to the desktop app. Please please fix the downloads.

actionpapst
New member

I am typing this with Firefox on Android. At the moment I may be downloading between 0 and 2 files, which I will know in an hour or so, because I have no way to see the download status (and the files are large).

For me this is a basic feature missing. Why?

Anonymous
Not applicable

Downloader/ Download Manager

There's in no good in-built downloader available or any downloader extension available in Android version of Firefox. Please add!

We cannot even change the location of files & rename the files before downloading.

Anonymous
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Something similar to Chrome browser would be great. And I agree with Legitimater.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Opera has better downloader than any other browser available out there.