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  1. zzz

    zzz Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I'm on dial-up and using Firefox 1.5.0.9.

    I need a Downloader that will restart a dropped download.
    I want to download Photoshop CS3 Beta (331mb).

    Freeware would be nice but I would pay for a good program.

    Thx:)
    AZ
    >PS> Speed is secondary.
     
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    Internet Download Manager is nice, and it supports simultaneous downloads, but it became too much of a hassle for me, so I went back to normal downloads [Verizon DSL]
    You can get a free trial. As I said, it works quite well, but I just became too impatient.
     
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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    What's wrong with the download manager that comes with Firefox? It works very well, and you already have it. Of course, I'd upgrade to Firefox 2.0.0.1 as well...
     
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    It doesn't allow you to truly stop/resume. And it kinda sucks.
     
  6. zzz

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    Hi John,
    I like everything about Firefox except...it doesn't resume a dropped (incomplete) download.
    You have to start over.

    I'm not implying that Firefox drops the download, but my dial-up connection does.
    Then I have to start over.
    (In this case of a 331mb download, the chances of a complete download w/ Firefox is nil).
    Thus my interest in a downloader that resumes broken downloads.

    IEX used to resume a download from the point of interruption. Not so with Firefox.

    I'm surprised Firefox has not implimented this feature.

    AZ:confused:

    <"Thx everybody for your replys..(y)">
     
  7. JohnWill

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    I have a 15mbit connection, so downloads don't get a chance to drop before they arrive. ;)

    I didn't realize their download manager didn't resume, that indeed does suck!
     
  8. zzz

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    Yeh..oh well, anyway.:)
    Somebody should write an extension (plugin).
    I can't or I would.
    I do graphics:rolleyes:

    Enjoy!
    AZ;)
     
  9. Augie65

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    I have a fast broadband connection so I have never needed a download manager, but you might check this add-on for Firefox.
    You can try it and if it doesn't work, remove it.
    DownThemAll
    The features are described here.
     
  10. PCG342

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    Edit: I just checked it out. This download manager gets my approval. Thanks, Augie!
     
  11. zzz

    zzz Thread Starter

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    Augie,
    You da man.
    That's what I was looking for!
    Much Obliged..

    Peace Brother.
    AZ(y)
     
  12. Augie65

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    You are very welcome.:)
    Glad it works for you.
     
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