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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 10:27 am

Thanks a lot to Ben Goodger, we've got a shiny new downloads manager! It replaces the downloads sidebar and the progress windows!

It supports pause/resume within the current session, shows total and downloaded size, speed and a progress bar.
New downloads fade in as they begin transferring. Gorgeous!
You can open completed downloads by double-clicking, or open its folder by clicking on "show".
When all downloads are complete a mail-biff style notification appears in the bottom right of the screen (Windows only).

Don't miss Tools-Downloads and Tools-Options-Privacy-Download Manager History.

Please help testing: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firebir ... loads.html

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 10:30 am

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firebird/qa/downloads.html wrote:Exiting - when the application is quit either by File->Exit or by the user closing all windows, if there are active downloads the user should be warned with a dialog (parented to the download manager, if it is open, to some other window if it is not) that shows the number of downloads that will be canceled. If the user chooses to cancel the quit, the quit command is aborted and the application remains open so the downloads can complete.

This doesn't work for me, there's no warning.

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 11:35 am

And this will be available in 20031126 build?

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 11:37 am

It's available right now.

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 11:48 am

My question is, how does the "Download Folder" option work? By default, it's set to store downloaded files to "Desktop," but Firebird does ask me where I want the file to be stored in first. Since I don't see any relevant entry in prefs.js, I'd imagine it doesn't work until you set it to something else?

[EDIT] Changing the download directory value has created the following entries in prefs.js:
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user_pref("browser.download.defaultFolder", "/home/dtoyama");
user_pref("browser.download.dir", "/home/dtoyama");

So yes, this does seem to be a bug. By default, the same entries should be present in prefs.js that point to "/home/dtoyama/Desktop".
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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 12:16 pm

does anyone know if there is a build for OS X? or even what build it's in?

Edit: There is. However, no new icon.
Last edited by unruly on November 27th, 2003, 12:32 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 12:22 pm

The biggest boost to downloading would be if Mozilla could do cross-session resuming (Pause a file, close Mozilla, reopen and continue downloading). Doubt it'll ever happen though :cry:

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 12:30 pm

spark wrote:The biggest boost to downloading would be if Mozilla could do cross-session resuming (Pause a file, close Mozilla, reopen and continue downloading). Doubt it'll ever happen though :cry:


Don't doubt too hard, it may yet happen ;-) Darin and I are talking about it.

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 12:31 pm

That would rock! We want to do this in Epiphany too, so if Mozilla supports it we can too :D

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 12:51 pm

Screenshots?

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 1:07 pm

daihard wrote:[snip]user_pref("browser.download.dir", "/home/dtoyama");[/code]
So yes, this does seem to be a bug. By default, the same entries should be present in prefs.js that point to "/home/dtoyama/Desktop".


Don't be so quick to edit your prefs file. You should (unless there's a bug) be able to pick any dir you like from the UI, using the dropdown list (choose "Other..." to select). This is not new though, it's been in FB since before 0.7.

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 1:16 pm

The reason I can't use Firebird's download manager is that everytime my connection wobbles a bit (which it does a lot) the file being downloaded stops as if it had completed. It ends up in my downloads dir but only partially complete. Is there a bug # for this, or any hope it may be fixed?

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 1:45 pm

I get the same problem. The drivers I use for my wireless card tend to get a bit flaky in poor signal environments, and when my AP link drops so does my download. Amazingly, though, after kicking the drivers a few times, I have seen my downloads resume.
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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 2:14 pm

http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firebird/qa/downloads.html wrote:Completion Notification - when all downloads are complete a mail-biff style notification appears in the bottom right of the screen (Windows). The link in the notification is clickable if the completed downloads are still present in the download manager list, that is, if the retention policy is not set to "Remove upon successful download".

The link is clickable, but it doesn't work (retention policy = manual).

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Post Posted November 27th, 2003, 2:30 pm

Ben, I would kiss your face repeatedly if you implemented download statusbar functionality. That would be ace beyond words.

I can hope :)

Downloading my first new FB build since 0.7 to test this new functionality.
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