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Re: Downloading in Mozilla

__/ [Els] on Saturday 10 September 2005 18:05 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [Els] on Saturday 10 September 2005 10:14 \__
>>> Toby Inkster wrote:
>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>> Download Manager in Firefox is an excellent feature. It enables you to
>>>>> keep progress of multiple files that you are downloaded while avoiding
>>>>> the clutter of many children windows
>>>> Aye. Almost as good as Opera 5+'s "Transfers" window. :-)
>> Haven't used Opera for many years, but I still hear good things...
> So, why have you stopped using it?

I used it in the Linux clusters back when it was either Netscape, Mozilla or
Opera, which was set as default. Firebird/Fox was in its diapers at the

>>> No, better imo. When I download a file in Opera, the transfer window
>>> comes to the front. Quite annyoing if you are rightclicking and
>>> downloading a list of files. I moved a url to Firefox precisely for
>>> that reason twice in the last week.
>> If you are mass-downloading (as the above seems to imply), be sure to use
>> wget, which is a grabber.
>> http://schestowitz.com/Weblog/archives/2005/02/26/recursive-downloads/
>> It is rather quick and innate after a little bit of practice. Just a
>> simple copy and paste of the 'template' command, then pasting the URL at
>> the end. Getting the "hang of it" pays off in my opinion. FlashGot is
>> mentioned in the page above, but it is YAE (Yet Another Extension...),
>> which clutters the context menus *sigh*.
> I'll keep that method in mind in case I'll ever be stuck without Opera
> ;-)
> Thanks :-)

No problem. *smile*


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