Forced Deja Vu in Firefox

Album Cover: Blue Room EP

"Such a rush to do nothing at all."
Coldplay / Such a Rush

Posted on August 02, 2005 10:04 PM in Browsers
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Let's say I'm minding my own business and I decide I want to download a mash-up of the Muppets, The Doors, and the Macarena. Still with me? Okay, so I click on the link that Mashup of the Week Podcast has so graciously provided and wait while the file downloads. When it is done, the mp3 plays in Winamp. So far so good.

Now let's say, just for giggles, that I like what I hear and want to save the mp3 I just downloaded to my hard drive. Okay, so I just right-click on the link and pick where I want to save it, right? Right. However, once I've chosen a location, Firefox starts downloading the mp3 all over again. What's up with that?

Basically, any time I listen to an mp3 before saving it to a non-temporary location on my hard drive (since it gets saved to a temporary location in order to listen to it with Winamp) I have to re-download the file before I can save it. If I try doing the same thing in Internet Explorer, that browser is smart enough to know that the file is already cached and to just copy it to wherever I decided to save it. Firefox, in this case, doesn't seem to be as smart as IE. How unfortunate.

If anyone out there has any ideas as to why this is, I'd love to hear. There's probably something in Bugzilla about it (at least I hope there is), but I'm too lazy to go bug hunting right now. I'm too busy listening to mash-ups.


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