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DownloadStatusBar

Download Statusbar - Firefox addon for those who love downloading

Posted by ClifNotes, Sep 2008, permalink Browser Tools

 

I've tried all kinds of download tools and accelerators. I typically stop using them after a short trial.

 

Since I have a broadband connection, I don't need an accelerator. Most websites throttle your downloads to a speed which is far slower than my connection speed. I'm guessing they do this to more easily handle multiple requests for files and access to their sites.

 

I don't really need a way to keep track of the links to downloads. I keep most of them right here at freewarewiki. That's the reason I started putting my reviews online many years ago.

 

I end up using the download tools that my browser supplies in most cases. I'm happy to say that there isn't much to complain about in Firefox. The only real complaint that I have is that the download window pops up and gets in the way for a second or two. I seem to recall that there is a setting to prevent the popup, but I found a solution that I think is much nicer.

 

I'm using the Download Statusbar and now all my downloads appear below in the statusbar, out of my way, but still visible.

 

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Quote from the website

View and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar - without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing.

 

Despite its compact size, Download Statusbar packs in more useful features than the standard download window. The fully customizable interface auto-hides when not in use, allowing full control without interruption.

 

Features:

• Single-click pause and resume

• Run a completed file with a double-click. Also available: open containing folder, visit source website, and rename the file

• Delete a file from your system from the context menu

• In-line view of percent done, speed in KB/sec, KB downloaded so far, and remaining time, can be customized in the options.

• Updating tooltip provides a more detailed view of the current download, including source, destination, size of the download and the remaining time

• Option to automatically clear files reduces clutter

• Stop downloads and save them for the next browser session.

• Option to start virus scanner when a download completes

• Optional mini mode integrates into the firefox statusbar to further reduce size

• Available in 25 different languages!

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/26