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Post Posted April 6th, 2004, 9:35 am

Is it possible to add multi-threaded downloads? Something similar to what many third party download managers do to speed up downloads?
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Post Posted April 7th, 2004, 7:43 am

that would be great!!!

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Post Posted April 7th, 2004, 7:59 am

Yes i agree. also something i'd like to have is an option to add an url to download.

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Post Posted April 7th, 2004, 12:44 pm

dianoga7 wrote:Is it possible to add multi-threaded downloads? Something similar to what many third party download managers do to speed up downloads?
I dont think andman42 is going to do this, the extension is a frontend for the dl manager not a replacement for it, I also doubt that it is possible to effiently achive a multi-threaded download manager as an extension. I also doubt this will ever be put in mozilla or firefox since it will be classified as bloat.
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Post Posted April 7th, 2004, 1:40 pm


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Post Posted April 8th, 2004, 10:08 pm

No updates?
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Post Posted April 9th, 2004, 2:15 am

f4lc0n wrote:
dianoga7 wrote:Is it possible to add multi-threaded downloads? Something similar to what many third party download managers do to speed up downloads?
I dont think andman42 is going to do this, the extension is a frontend for the dl manager not a replacement for it, I also doubt that it is possible to effiently achive a multi-threaded download manager as an extension. I also doubt this will ever be put in mozilla or firefox since it will be classified as bloat.


Not necessarily. Cross-session resuming is going into Firefox, and that isn't considered bloat by Ben. IMO it would be a nice feature to have, and would make it a REAL download manager instead of just another UI.
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Post Posted April 9th, 2004, 8:51 am

Maybe you can commission a separate icon set to give your tweak an even better look and feel. Recycling the qute icons for everything will work, but we know it could be better.
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Post Posted April 9th, 2004, 1:37 pm

I like the qute icons... if you change if, please add an option to chnage the ico nto any desired icon

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Post Posted April 12th, 2004, 8:25 am

rgw wrote:Maybe you can commission a separate icon set to give your tweak an even better look and feel. Recycling the qute icons for everything will work, but we know it could be better.


Which tweaK? WHOSE tweak?

Just wondering which belongs to who here.

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Post Posted April 12th, 2004, 8:28 am

sasquatch wrote:
rgw wrote:Maybe you can commission a separate icon set to give your tweak an even better look and feel. Recycling the qute icons for everything will work, but we know it could be better.


Which tweaK? WHOSE tweak?

Just wondering which belongs to who here.


The download manager tweak by andman42, his extension uses the qute icons, but theme can skin it with whatever icons they want

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Post Posted April 12th, 2004, 3:37 pm

Nice overhall of the origional download manager, much easier to read
Maybe this has already been said, but are there any plans to add a "resume download function"

by resume I mean if the power goes off, your connection drops or you switch of the machine

When you come back to switch on the machine you can contine from where you left off. I now a lot of servers support a feature similar to this as do some existing download managers

I know from what i have read there are no palns to add a multi-threading option

but would something like this be possible
If you go to a web site and there are multiple locations / mirrors for a file can the download manager add assess the speed of each link & automatically select the fasest / most stable link or allow the user to switch links if one of them becomes to slow

For a better idea of what i'me on about try a downlaod with download acclerator plus (no I don't work for them either I just had the app on my machine for a while)

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Post Posted April 13th, 2004, 6:55 am

Yes, there are plans to add resume functionality before 1.0 is released.

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Post Posted May 3rd, 2004, 4:04 pm

I reckon the tweak should have the option of closing the manager after a certain period of time after the download completes, i.e. like what you have set up for opening the manager. I think that it would be much more useful there than when opening the manager.

Just a thought.
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Post Posted May 4th, 2004, 5:21 am

sasquatch wrote:http://dmextension.mozdev.org/

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this extension doesn't work for me. but i wrote ajlanzone a mail about this with two screenshots...

edit: here the shots on my webspace: http://mitglied.lycos.de/ld86/extension%20shots.rar

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