Firefox download delay solved

I’ve noticed for a while now that every time I try to download something via Firefox it takes a ridiculous amount of time for the ‘Save as’ and Download Manager dialogue windows to pop up and actually do anything. Very frustrating!

I noticed that Firefox seemed slow (hold the comments!) when downloading files. Not the downloads themselves, but the starting of the download. I would click on a link, and then wait like 10 seconds, and then the little download window would appear, and the download would start. I finally figured out the delay…
See that little button labelled “Clean Up”? Use it! Once I cleared out the list of files built up in there, it fixed the delay. I think I just let it build up for months without thinking about it, and it got gradually slower and slower.
Even though I’ve been using Mozilla since the early days, there is always something new to learn, or something old to not forget. Or something…
Turns out it’s because I never clear my download history…probably not a good idea, but it never occured to me. Today I hit ‘Clean up’ on the bottom right of the download manager, and now everything is nice and responsive again.
See Mozilla Zine on it.


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