Click-dragging file transfers in a certain way quickly can make FileZilla unresponsive
|frozen, dialog boxes, identical, overwrite
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|Mac OS X 10.6.8
This happened because I accidentally let go of the mouse while dragging, and by instinct clicked-and-dragged again though I ended up dragging the wrong file. I had to Force Quit to get out of it.
Steps to reproduce:
- In FileZilla, access any FTP site (preferably a test folder) and have a same-named file in both panes. The idea is if you drag from the left pane to the right, the 'overwrite' dialog appears. The right pane should have some other files in it too.
- Start a click-and-drag transfer from the left pane and move it over the right.
- Drop the file in the right pane, but *immediately* start click-and-dragging a file from the right pane and immediately drop that in the same pane.
This essentially starts two click-and-drag transfers. Correctly, two dialog boxes pop up. This is where the problem starts... one is the usual 'overwrite' dialog, the other is the 'both source and destination are identical' dialog.
Having these two dialog boxes onscreen at the same time makes everything unclickable. The program is clearly not crashed or frozen, it's just impossible to click anything. The dialog boxes cannot be closed. To get FileZilla working again, you must Force Quit it and start it up again.