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Post Posted March 23rd, 2004, 10:13 pm

This might be going too far for what's essentially a simple download manager, but I was wondering if it were possible to include some sort of queuing system. Maybe you could set a maximum number of concurrent downloads, and then any downloads past that number would be queued. Then, as long as a file hadn't started downloading, you could juggle the order, or pause them and carry on a different one.
Basically, I'd like similar options to a P2P program.
What do you think?

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Post Posted March 24th, 2004, 9:05 am

Sounds like a good idea to me, especially since I am stuck on dialup.
It would be great if I could just have a list of stuff to download over night, one by one.

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Post Posted March 24th, 2004, 9:11 am

I'm on dialup too, and that's exactly why I want a full-blooded download manager. Sure, I can use something like Getright, but I want a more elegant, simpler solution. If I had the knowhow, I'd see about knocking one up myself. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to do that.

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Post Posted March 24th, 2004, 3:18 pm

Hi-

Try http://members.lycos.nl/mozillafirefox/ ... opic=35&s= it may not be exactly what you are looking for, but it's worth a shot.

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Post Posted March 24th, 2004, 3:52 pm

I don't think queueing is planned as a core part of the DM, but it could be made available as an extension. Cross-session resuming, however, is definitely considered a core part of the DM and will appear sometime soon.
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Post Posted March 24th, 2004, 4:36 pm

I already use the improved Download Manager. It's a bit prettier, but it doesn't really do all that much for what I want.

If they put cross-session resuming in, I guess it'd be a lot easier to tweak some sort of extension to do what I want. Hmm. We'll see, I guess.

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Post Posted April 7th, 2004, 12:26 pm

I'd just like to add another vote to add queueing into the download manager. I don't think it would overcomplicate it much at all.

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Post Posted April 7th, 2004, 1:02 pm

You have my vote :)
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Post Posted April 8th, 2004, 4:45 pm

The improved download manager has been mentioned, but I think this should be part of the core DM from mozilla. There's no reason that we should have to download an extension for this.

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Post Posted April 9th, 2004, 10:50 am

this feature is a must - i use a dialup connection to download research articles. as things stand now, i have to wait for each article to finish downloading to start the next one. not very useful.

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Post Posted February 1st, 2005, 8:53 am

What's with the Download Manager Tweak extension ? Does it allow us to queue downloads ? I don't think so, it's not mentionned on the website for example.

For info there's the A file queue would be a useful tool for downloading multiple files from a single site. feature request. I can't wait until it's implemented :).

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