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Re: Downloading in Mozilla

  • Subject: Re: Downloading in Mozilla
  • From: Neredbojias <neredbojias@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 13:17:04 -0700
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With neither quill nor qualm, Roy Schestowitz quothed:

> __/ [Neredbojias] on Saturday 10 September 2005 02:01 \__
> > With neither quill nor qualm, Neredbojias quothed:
> > 
> >> Does anyone but me think that the downloading mechanism in
> >> Mozilla/Firefox sucks?  When I want to see images, I have to turn the
> >> download manager off so I don't get a dialog box every time.  When I
> >> want to download a file, I must turn the manager on in order to see the
> >> progress dialog which I want to see.
> >> 
> >> Or am I missing something...?
> > 
> > Well I'll be hornswaggled!  After reading your various and generous
> > replies, I went to try it again (in Mozilla), and it worked.  It *used
> > to* open a progress dialog for images as well as app, etc files, honest.
> > This happened probably not even a month ago (-although with an older
> > version of Moz, I'm sure).  Firefox, too.  Now, at least Moz functions
> > in the traditional manner.  (I'm waiting for ff 1.5 before I reinstall
> > that.)
> > 
> > Anyway, sorry to have troubled y'all.  I'll go back into my hole now and
> > count my toes or something.
> Just to add my humble view on this:
> 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, as Internet Explorer does, for example.
> What if you download 10 bitmaps that are 4 MB each simultaneously? Wouldn't
> you rather have an /overview/ on progress?

Oh, of course, and I agree with your initial statement.  It's just that 
I couldn't: 1) acquire an image *without* a dialog, and 2) download a 
file *with* a dialog using the same setting.  That was my initial 
complaint and all I was asking for was the same faculty almost all 
(graphic) browsers have used since Genesis.

> Have a look at the Firefox preferences menu. You can make the Download
> Manager invisible (or disappear when all is done). I personally have a
> shortcut to Download Manager (Downloads) in my toolbar. All downloads
> proceed in the background. Shall I decide to see what is going on, one
> mouse click gives me a full summary. I am otherwise oblivious as to
> progress, but can always check if necessary.

Yes, I like the manager, but I'd sacrifice it if I had to change 
settings every time I switched from d/ling images to other files.

Contrary to popular belief, it is believable.

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