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Some of the important features about Download Accelerator & Manager addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview about this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function and features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form in this page or the contact form in the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. Next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided in this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Download Accelerator & Manager.
5 Reasons to Use Download Accelerator & Manager
Gives you access to all your downloads from toolbar popup UI.
Enables you to download desired files with multi-thread method (max 5 threads per download).
Has context-menu item to add downloads to the download list.
Has several settings in toolbar popup UI (including maximum number of items to show).
Available for all browsers and platforms.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Download Accelerator & Manager?
Download Accelerator & Manager is a multi-browser addon that lets you easily download files with multi-threaded method. Simply adjust desired thread number and then add a download task. In order to add a new download, you have 2 options. The first option is adding a download through context-menu item in right click. Simply right click on a desired download link and then click on the - Download with Accelerator - item in right click. Alternatively, you can open toolbar popup UI and add a desired download link in the designated area (top left corner). Please note that, when you add a URL, please adjust number of threads as well. Please note that, currently maximum number of threads is 5.
How can I operate with Download Accelerator & Manager addon?
In order to operate with this addon, first, open toolbar popup UI and adjust the number of threads. Then add a download URL to the designated area and press on the (+) button. By default, number of threads is set to 3. You can re-order the listed download items in popup based on state, url, type, start-time and etc. Moreover, you can also adjust the maximum number of listed items in toolbar popup UI (default value is 30 items). In order to clear all the downloaded or canceled items, please click on the eraser button. A refresh button (top right corner) is also available to reload the toolbar popup UI. If you want to search for a keyword within the current download list, please type in your keyword at the bottom area in the designated input field. While you type a keyword, the listed items will be updated.
What options are available for each downloaded item?
For each downloaded item, there are few functions available. From left to right, the first item is the icon. Please note that if the addon cannot detect the correct icon, a default download icon will be replaced instead. Next 3 items are play, pause and stop (cancel) buttons for resuming, pausing or canceling a downloading item. Then there is open button to open the download folder. Next, there is the erase button to clear the current item from the list (popup UI). The 6th button is for opening the referrer URL (the website in which the download is referred) and the last button is for deleting the download file from disk. Please note that pressing on this button will permanently remove the file from disk. A confirm dialog box will be shown upon pressing on the delete button. On the right hand side, you will see information (time left, speed and received bytes) regarding the current download.
What are the limitations for this addon?
Currently this addon has few limitations. 1. Maximum number of threads is 5 at the moment. In future support for greater number of threads will be added. 2. Maximum download size is 5 GB. If a file has a greater size, the download will be cancelled. 3. When you close the browser while a download is in progress, it will be terminated and you wont be able to resume the download when restarting the browser. 4. This addon is still in beta and may have some bugs for downloading big files or several simultaneous downloads.
What happens if I erase an item from the list?
When you erase an item from the popup, the listing for this item will be cleared, however, the item itself is still available in your computer. If you want to remove the item from the disk, please press on the trash button. Please note that this operation will permanently removes the files from disk and this operation is irreversible.
What happens if I delete an item from the popup?
As mentioned above, when you delete an item, it will be permanently removed from the disk. A confirm dialog box will also be shown when you click on the trash icon.
What is the message shown next to the file name?
This message is related to the current download status. For example, if a download is interrupted a red - canceled - text will be shown.
What is the colored lines shown for each item?
The colored line are progress-bar for each thread. For example if you have 5 active threads for each download, you will see 5 progress-bars as colored lines below each item. Please note that colors are chosen randomly by the addon.
Can I search for an item within the popup UI?
Yes, you can search for desired items within the popup UI. Just type-in a keyword and the related item(s) will be shown. Please note that only the items that are matched to the keyword are shown and all others are hidden.
What are the 4 buttons at the top right corner within the popup UI?
Folder button at the top right corner is for opening the containing folder where downloads are located. The eraser button next to it is for erasing the items within the popup UI. Please note that, this button only clears the list and does not delete any file from the actual disk (hard drive). Reload button is for reloading the toolbar popup UI, and the (+) button is for adding a URL to the download queue.
Does this addon has any settings or options page?
No, this addon does not have a separate options page. All you need is available within the popup UI.
Is this addon available for mobile devices?
No, as mentioned above, currently this addon is only available for desktop machines. But in future, it will be released for mobile devices as well.
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