Why do browser downloads stop until I move the mouse?

Ryan July 14, 2011

I’ve noticed sometimes with Firefox that occasionally my mouse will start behaving odd, where any download will pause unless I move the mouse. The download progress literally stops, until I move the mouse around and the file (or web page) will continue to download. It’s the oddest thing I’ve ever seen. Does anyone have any idea why this happens?

  1. Tina
    July 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm


    did you figure out what the issue was? Please let us know how you solved it. Thank you!

  2. Anonymous
    July 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Did you changed any mouse parameters?
    Perhaps resetting mouse parameters will help.