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andman42
 
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Post Posted February 11th, 2004, 9:58 pm

I was not a big fan of the new download manager in 0.8, so I decided to try and improve it. I wanted to make the download window a little smaller and more aesthetically pleasing. I thought the original wasted too much space, and I didn’t like the URLs for Cancel, Retry, etc.

I did a little hacking and ended up with a working download manager that was more pleasing to me.
A screenshot comparing the old download manager to my new one can be seen here: <a href="http://dmextension.mozdev.org/">http://dmextension.mozdev.org/</a>

You can download extension's installer here: <a href="http://dmextension.mozdev.org/installation.html">Install</a>.

Let me know what you think. Any comments or suggestions?
<img src="http://dmextension.mozdev.org/images/dmwindow.gif">
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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 3:49 am

Looks very nice, way better than the default. care to share your tweak?

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 3:51 am

Sexy. Do you mean you have the code for this?

I mean: ????

andman42
 
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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 7:08 am

<i>care to share your tweak? </i>

Sure, but what would be the best way to do so? I edited quite a few files. Perhaps, I should post the jar files?

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 7:12 am

yep that would be best i think, then people can replace it easily and if you want the code you can compare the files with the original...

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 7:26 am

That looks pretty good... :D
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andman42
 
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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 8:17 am

Ok, I'll post the .jars tonight when I get home from work.

Thanks for the positive feedback. :D

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 11:33 am

looks great.
any chance at getting it so something actually happens when clicking on the "all downloads are finished" little pop up tray thing?

it's a blue underlined text...you'd think clicking on it would do SOMETHING? open the download manager, show the location of the downloaded file, something

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 11:38 am

Yes, the download manager really looks marvelous :)

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 11:40 am

Woow its looks great!!! thats just what i want please share :D
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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 11:47 am

In fact I think it looks so great as it should be standard - or at least get Ben to take a look at it.

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 12:02 pm

Looks great... can this be packaged up as an extension perhaps?

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 12:07 pm

was planning to ddo that as soon as the files would be posted :)

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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 12:16 pm

That is one sweet download manager. That should definitly be the default for firefox. One question - are there tooltips on those icons? Some people might be confused by all the symbols.

andman42
 
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Post Posted February 12th, 2004, 2:10 pm

<i>any chance at getting it so something actually happens when clicking on the "all downloads are finished" little pop up tray thing? it's a blue underlined text...you'd think clicking on it would do SOMETHING</i>

I agree, it should probably open the download manager, but I'm not sure how to do it. I'll look into it more this weekend.


<i>One question - are there tooltips on those icons?</i>

Yeah, all of the icons have tooltips explaining what they do.

Again, thanks for all the positive comments. I'll post the jar files tonight.

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