[Ext] Download Manager Tweak extension

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Post Posted August 16th, 2004, 3:24 pm

I get the same error, not sure about the link. What is it that you are looking for though?
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Post Posted August 17th, 2004, 8:48 pm

Been using the tweaks for a few weeks. I really like the format, and the buttons at the top, the immediate opening, but mainly the fact I can open it in a tab, _in the background_.

My suggestion would be (if it hasn't been suggested) an extra option to force the tab (regardless of any e.g. tabbrowser extensions settings) to open on the extreme left or right (or top or bottom) of the tab list.

Otherwise, I love it!

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Post Posted September 4th, 2004, 3:07 am

hey i hav win 98.dial up.After disconnection , i jus cant resume the dload........
whats the fix /alternative.
i hav firefox 0.8

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Post Posted September 7th, 2004, 2:28 pm

This extension doesn't works with nightly builds.
I have made these changes (maybe due to some mistakes).

Add the following lines anywhere in downloadmgr.dtd file...
<!ENTITY cmd.options.label "Options...">
<!ENTITY cmd.options.accesskey "O">

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Post Posted September 7th, 2004, 2:31 pm

sorry, double post !

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Post Posted September 8th, 2004, 10:17 pm

Is ther any way to increse the download speed ? DAP is downloading 6 times faster than FireFox

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Post Posted September 9th, 2004, 4:57 am

anjanesh wrote:Is ther any way to increse the download speed ? DAP is downloading 6 times faster than FireFox

Suport this.
How about using more than 1 download thread per file ?
This would do wonders to the performance.
In general, I don't understand why all built-in download managers (FireFox, Netscape, IE)
always use a single download thread and you need a third party DM for speed.

Ok, third-party DMs can invest in functionality and offer more options.
But something as basic as speed ?

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Post Posted September 14th, 2004, 6:58 pm

<b>UPDATE: New version 0.5.2 released</b>

Version 0.5.2 of the Download Manager Tweak has been released to coincide with the release of Firefox 1.0PR.
It is compatible with 0.9.x and 1.0PR.

You can download extension's installer here: <a href=""></a>
(You may need to add to your trusted install sites.)

Note: It will take a little while for the .xpi file to propagate to all the mirrors, so if the install link doesn't work, wait a few hours and try again.


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Post Posted September 14th, 2004, 8:05 pm

I actually like the look of the default DL manager a lot more. Pls don't hurt me :O

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Post Posted September 17th, 2004, 8:37 pm

would it be possible to have the % done shown in the tab title ? I love to put the download manager as a tab but I miss this information...

thanks, great work

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Post Posted September 18th, 2004, 2:45 am

i really like this extension.

however, i think there is a problem with the internal structure of the downloadable "downloadmgr_052.xpi" which makes it impossible from being installed correctly.

when i downloaded the xpi, its contents looked like this:


instead of


as soon as i've repacked it like this it installed without problems and now works perfectly in 1.0PR :)

keep up the good work!
regards, oliver

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Post Posted September 18th, 2004, 10:49 pm


thanks for posting the info about repacking it, it solved my hours-long struggle to get this extension installed. hopefully someone will correct that in the official .xpi.

in case anyone else out there is like me and didn't know what was involved in repacking:

1) open the .xpi in winzip/winrar/whatever.
2) make a new folder in the archive called \chrome
3) move the downloadmgr.jar file into \chrome
4) now it will install correctly.

thanks for the help! love this extension, it keeps me from closing firefox with a download manager window open and thus losing all my sessionsaver saved tabs.

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Post Posted September 19th, 2004, 4:51 pm


The bug has been fixed. Thanks for letting me know.

Sorry about the wasted time trying to figure out what was wrong.


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Post Posted September 22nd, 2004, 8:16 pm

I've tried out "Download Manager Tweak" 0.5.2 recently in Firefox 1.0 PR (in both my current profile, and a new one), and I noticed a JavaScript Console error you may want to take a look at.

(If it doesn't show up, make sure that javascript.options.showInConsole is set to true in "about:config".)

It shows up after you save a link (saving images doesn't generate this error), and will show the exact same error message twice, for every link being saved:

JavaScript Console wrote:Error: aContent has no properties
Source File: chrome://downloadmgr/content/downloadsidebar.xml
Line: 214

if (!aContent.ownerDocument)

Just letting you know of this :)
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Post Posted September 23rd, 2004, 1:16 am

I love having the download manager in the sidebar, but it NEEDS to have the speed & stats shown on each download line like in tab or window mode. Also the buttons to pause/etc. on each download.

In fact, the sidebar needs to look just like the tab and window views =P

This would be virtually perfect if it had these features, which are actually already implimented, just the layout needs to be changed.

That's my opinion... cheers!

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