Strange Download Screens Randomly - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-22-2006, 02:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 841
Default Strange Download Screens Randomly - Updated (Last Post)

Ok... it seems I have come across a rather strange problem over the past couple of days. It seems that randomly, whenever I click a link, it will sometimes prompt me to download it instead of opening the page. And no matter how many times I try, it'll keep doing that. However sometimes if I go somewhere else and come back it'll work. This has happened on these forums clicking threads (I have a screenshot example of this), newegg searching, and various other places.

I have no idea what could happen, only a speculative clue. I recently installed Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and that could possibly be the problem. Any ideas anyone? Here's a screenshot of what it's showing me in Firefox:



Edit: Photobucket kept resizing my **** image, had to upload at imageshack.
__________________

__________________
NathanM is offline  
Old 04-22-2006, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
Chillin Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 11,861
Default

that happen to me in march at yappi.com. I was having to manually go the the site until the problem vanished. I couldn't click the email link
__________________

__________________
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
Have you accidently delete something? Look here (trial. the better one) and here(free)
EricB is offline  
Old 04-22-2006, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 841
Default

Well, this started happening after I installed Dreamweaver, which could definetly have some connection to this happening. And it's not just happening here, it's happened at several different sites. It seems to do it whenever it feels like it, but once it starts I usually have to restart Firefox to get by it.
__________________
NathanM is offline  
Old 04-22-2006, 05:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 7,915
Send a message via Yahoo to talldude123
Default

have you tried using IE?
talldude123 is offline  
Old 04-22-2006, 05:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 841
Default

No. But this doesn't happen all the time. It hasn't happened in the past 45 minutes. But it does eventually happen everytime. I might try using Opera for a bit today to see it if ever happens through it; I hate IE.
__________________
NathanM is offline  
Old 04-22-2006, 09:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default

uninstall dreamweaver and check it out ot use a diferent profile
__________________
Osiris is offline  
Old 04-22-2006, 09:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 841
Default

Ok, this takes a long time to troubleshoot, so this is what I'm doing.

I was going to use Opera, but I changed a setting in Dreamweaver I thought might help, and went back to Firefox. Went over an hour without any of those strange download screens, then all of a sudden it started back again. So I closed Firefox and I'm in Opera now. I'm going to continue to use Opera for the rest of the day or until/if I get a download prompt. If I never do, I'll know it's only Firefox and reinstall Dreamweaver and test Firefox again.
__________________
NathanM is offline  
Old 04-22-2006, 09:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Osiris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 36,817
Send a message via ICQ to Osiris Send a message via AIM to Osiris Send a message via MSN to Osiris Send a message via Yahoo to Osiris
Default

have you installed any type of extensions?
__________________
Osiris is offline  
Old 04-22-2006, 09:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 841
Default

Not lately. The extensions I have are:
  • - Fasterfox
    - Download Manager Tweak
    - Ad Block
    - DownThemAll!
    - SmoothWheel
__________________
NathanM is offline  
Old 04-23-2006, 12:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 841
Default

Okay. It's not happening with Opera, so I'm going to uninstall Dreamweaver and go back to Firefox.
__________________

__________________
NathanM is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.