Posts Tagged ‘download-manager’

Make Chrome’s Download Manager Use Less Space in the Browser Window

Friday, March 21st, 2014

If you’re bugged by the amount of real estate that Chrome’s default download manager takes up on your screen, here’s an alternative approach …

Whenever you download a file using the Google Chrome web browser, it is displayed in a bar at the bottom of the browser window. This bar remains open until you close it, and while reappear with every new download that you make. While some may like how Chrome handles downloads, others may prefer a solution that requires less interaction and takes up less screen estate. One option that you have is to run a download manager which taps into Chrome directly, so that all downloads are automatically bypassing Chrome’s internal download manager.


Firefox’s New Download Manager Will Receive a Bunch of Improvements

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Let’s hope they get it right this time; I definitely prefer the old download manager to the one they’re using now …

Mozilla introduced the new download panel in Firefox 20. It replaced the web browser’s previous download manager, and the core difference between the two was the position of the download information in the interface and the type of information displayed.


Firefox Download Scheduler

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I guess this would come in handy for those who feel the need to compulsively download every single upgrade from Firefox’s current, never-ending parade of upgrades …

It can sometimes be helpful to schedule downloads, for instance if you need the bandwidth for other work related tasks at the moment to avoid bottlenecks during that time. It is not really possible to schedule downloads in Firefox, at least not without the help of extensions or external programs.


Open Firefox Download Folder

Monday, October 4th, 2010

This sounds like a useful add-on for Firefox … although it might be a little tricky getting the right version for your browser.

I was just browsing through the latest Firefox add-on updates and saw an interesting add-on for Firefox 4 called Magic Open Download Folder Button. The add-on adds a button to the Firefox download manager to open the download folder, and an icon that can be placed in one of the Firefox toolbars.