Download Manager Tweak (now, and the future)

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Post Posted October 20th, 2006, 1:18 am

I have updated the Download Manager Tweak to work with firefox 2.0. This fix (should) offer a complete duplication of the features in the original.

Andman42 appears to no longer wish to maintain the extension and as a consequence I have cvs access to the mozdev site.

The download manager tweak can now be obtained from <a href=""></a>.

I propose that this thread be used for bug reports.

I understand that the latest test builds (Minefield) break DMT again. I propose that as a community we use this forum to develop a compatible version and when the test builds settle down we release it on the mozdev site.
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Post Posted October 20th, 2006, 10:33 am

Bug, not work options Add Link to Download Queue...

May extensions:

* Adblock Plus
* Download Manager Tweak 0.7.2
* Findbar Basics 1.3.05
* FlashGot
* GooglePreview 2.0
* Linkification 1.3.0
* Menu Editor 1.2.2
* MR Tech Local Install
* Save Image in Folder 1.0
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* Tab Mix Plus
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Post Posted October 20th, 2006, 1:36 pm

A not-expiring link for DMT 0.7.2 can be found here: Download

BTW, I'm the Italian |10n for this extension ;)

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Post Posted October 24th, 2006, 5:27 am

It works.
Both the 'open as tab' (which is why I got this extension in the first place :-) ) and the Queue (which was a <B>great</B> discovery since I use UMTS a lot).

As far as I am concerned, you can post this one.

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Post Posted October 24th, 2006, 2:26 pm

I have made a permanent mirror for this version available here as well. This is one of my most-used extensions next to BBCode (already hurting for a 2.0 version in making this post) and the ever-useful DictionarySearch (modified to look up items on Wikipedia, IMDB, etc). NoScript, of course, goes without saying.
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Post Posted October 28th, 2006, 3:39 pm

So far, it works for me also........................

Thanks for your hard work.......... :D

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Post Posted October 29th, 2006, 8:18 am

I downloaded emm_is's Download Manager Tweak fix for FF 2.0 and installed it; it seems to function properly with one caveat: downloaded JPEGs all list as "Downloaded: 1KB of 1KB", although they are of various sizes, and download successfully. Thanks for your efforts - this is a great extension. (I haven't tried any of the other FF 2.0-adapted versions yet; any recommendations?)

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Post Posted October 29th, 2006, 12:00 pm

The "Show busy icon if downloads are active" doesn't seem to work... otherwise, thanks!

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Post Posted October 30th, 2006, 3:49 pm

It doesn't automatically clean up downloaded files from the list.

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Post Posted November 8th, 2006, 3:03 pm

I am letting the folks who made the other extension aware of this issue as well. The Download Manager Tweak extension and the extension both add a tab to the Tools - Options panel. The problem I am having is that they are getting their signals crossed and the options for are on the Download tab and the download options are on the tab. Also, both tabs are initially blank (probably because they don't know what to populate it with) and I have to click off of a tab and then back onto it for anything to show up. Then, once it shows up it is crossed as I mentioned before. I'm guessing that each extension is coding a hard placement number into the extension and they are the same?


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Post Posted November 9th, 2006, 4:41 am

I have a question.. If the new version which is compatible with Firefox 2 is out already, why isn't the extension's page on the mozilla website updated?! (

I mean, I found version 0.7.2 completely by accident.. and if I wasn't lucky (like many other users) I would still be stuck without it on FF2...

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Post Posted November 9th, 2006, 7:28 am

nanquan wrote:I have a question.. If the new version which is compatible with Firefox 2 is out already, why isn't the extension's page on the mozilla website updated?! (

I mean, I found version 0.7.2 completely by accident.. and if I wasn't lucky (like many other users) I would still be stuck without it on FF2...

This is only my understanding, so I may not be correct. The 0.7.2 versions (there are at least versions I am aware of.) were not done by whomever did DMT up to 0.7.1. The 0.7.2 versions were "hacked" by others to make them work with Fx 2.0 and its Bon Echo precursors.

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Post Posted November 12th, 2006, 1:52 pm

I have made a minor change to work with the latest Minefield builds as it break the context menu and some context menu options (e.g. open link in new window) in newer builds.

The change is simply removing the entries that add context menu items. I also changed the version to 0.7.2b so that it can be differentiated from the various other hacked versions.

The file is located at:
Download Manager Tweak

Please note this server is sending the file as text, so you will need to right click and "save link as" to download it.

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Post Posted November 12th, 2006, 3:32 pm

Thanks Soothsayer for that, but I have encountered a couple of problems.
1. Tools>Downloads opens the Download Manager in the sidebar, despite having it set to open in a new window.
2. When downloading a file the Download Manager opens in a new window, but pause and cancel button don't work.
If it's just me with those problems I will try it in a new profile. Thanks.

Edit: Tried with new profile.
1. Now opens in window, so something in other profile causing that.
2. Still broken
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Post Posted November 12th, 2006, 3:39 pm

The Remove button next to each downloaded file still doesn't work with Minefield builds.
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