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Post Posted December 3rd, 2005, 8:03 pm

I changed my default download manager from Firefox's Download Manager to Download Accelerator Plus (a different program). But now I think that my DAP program is not running well so I want to change back my default download manager to Firefox's Download Manager. Can you show me how? By the way I can't change my options in DAP.

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2005, 8:28 pm

Are you using Flashgot to integrate your external download manager into Firefox? You can stop it launching (I think) by selecting Tools>Flashgot>More Options>Downloads and deselect Autostart Downloads and Intercept All Downloads.

If you haven't got Flashgot get it here

https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/m ... =10&id=220

Not sure if that will work but its worth a try

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2005, 8:36 pm

Denzie, what happens when you uninstall Download Accelerator Plus? Does the default Firefox download manager work?

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2005, 8:50 pm

be wrote:Denzie, what happens when you uninstall Download Accelerator Plus? Does the default Firefox download manager work?


Nope. When I try to download something, Firefox would post an error that Download Accelerator could not be loaded. When I re-installed DAP, the same thing happens. :(

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2005, 9:02 pm

shoutingbrown wrote:Are you using Flashgot to integrate your external download manager into Firefox? You can stop it launching (I think) by selecting Tools>Flashgot>More Options>Downloads and deselect Autostart Downloads and Intercept All Downloads.

If you haven't got Flashgot get it here

https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/m ... =10&id=220

Not sure if that will work but its worth a try


Nope I'm not using Flashgot. I can't also download that because of my DAP problem.

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2005, 9:58 pm

howdy Denzie,

this ...
http://www.speedbit.com/FAQ.asp#9
"
What browsers does Download Accelerator Plus support?
Download Accelerator Plus supports all leading browsers, including: Internet Explorer 4.x / 5.x / 6.x, Netscape 4.x / 6.x / 7 and Opera 4 / 5 / 6, but some of it's features ( i.e. DAP's toolbar) only works in Internet Explorer 4 and above.
"

makes me just a tad nervous about using dap with firefox. [*grin*]

this ...
http://www.speedbit.com/FAQ.asp#12
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How can I uninstall Download Accelerator Plus?

To uninstall Download Accelerator Plus, either use the Uninstall utility under DAP's program group in the Start menu, or the Windows Control Panel "Add/Remove Programs" utility.

The change will take effect after you restart your browser. NOTE: Please make sure to exit Download Accelerator Plus before starting the uninstall operation.
"

... makes it seem your UNinstall of dap went wrong. perhaps if you REinstall dap, run it to initialize things, then EXIT dap and uninstall - it might actually uninstall properly.

this ...
http://www.speedbit.com/FAQ.asp#19
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How to integrate DAP into the Mozilla browser ?
1. Copy the file 'dapop.dll' from 'DAP' folder (C:\Program Files\DAP) into the 'Plug-Ins' folder (C:\Program Files\Mozilla\Plug-Ins)
2. Rename the copied file from 'dapop.dll' to 'npdap.dll'
Your DAP is now integrated into the Mozilla browser.
"

... is interesting. DID you put that file in the firefox folders somewhere? if so did you REMOVE it after you unisntalled dap?

given that dap is known to be rather weird - despite their "110 million users can't be wrong!" statement - you really otta consider another dl manager. i use "free downlaod manager" and flashgot with firefox support UNchecked in FDM. works just spiffy ...

take care,
lee

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