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Limit simultaneous downloads?

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alanchar
 
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Post Posted August 22nd, 2005, 2:49 pm

Is there an option or an extension that limits the number of simultaneous downloads by Firefox? I don't want to use an external download manager, since the site I'm downloading from requires cookies that have been set when logging into the site.

On the other hand, it would be nice to queue up a number of large downloads and have them execute (for example) up to two at a time only.

old np
 
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Post Posted August 22nd, 2005, 3:35 pm

http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries

Check out the entries that start with network.http.max

alanchar
 
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Post Posted August 22nd, 2005, 3:56 pm

Those entries apply to all connections/requests in general, not just downloads.

old np
 
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Post Posted August 22nd, 2005, 4:10 pm

Downloads in general are much more than only things that the download manager handles, but I know what you mean. I don't think you'll find anything other than those settings.

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Post Posted August 22nd, 2005, 4:11 pm

If you want real control, you'll have to use a real download manager.
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alanchar
 
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Post Posted August 22nd, 2005, 5:42 pm

External download managers don't have the cookies that my browser has. (cf. my original question)

How hard would it be possible to write an extension that did this? I would consider that.

I've searched this topic in the forum, and I'm not the first person who has asked for this feature.

Giorgio Maone

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Post Posted September 2nd, 2005, 3:05 am

alanchar wrote:External download managers don't have the cookies that my browser has. (cf. my original question)

FlashGot does send Firefox cookies and referer if your external download manager supports them (e.g. FlashGet, Mass Downloader and ReGet).

alanchar
 
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Post Posted September 2nd, 2005, 10:23 am

Thanks! I'll check out some of these other download managers. (I tried two, but I guess I just picked the wrong two.)

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