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Stopping Downloads in Firefox

pierre_pierre
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Stopping Downloads in Firefox

I opened up a live webcam  (Ware Hertford Traffic) in Firefox.  I have closed the tab, but Netmeter show that it is still down loading.  As a test Closing Firefox stops the Down load, but how do I keep Firefox open and stop the download?
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Stopping Downloads in Firefox

if you want experiment the web cam is at
http://www.wareonline.co.uk/webcam/default.asp
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Re: Stopping Downloads in Firefox

I've seen this on other webcams - it used to happen on the Plusnet ones - but I've no idea of a fix.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Stopping Downloads in Firefox

Just tried it with I.E., had to download Active X, but it did stop when I switched sites
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Re: Stopping Downloads in Firefox

I tried the link and it 'appeared to continue downloading' even after shutting down FF...Hmmmm.

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Re: Stopping Downloads in Firefox

I've seen it continue for 5-10 seconds after closing FF, but it does then stop.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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