Some of the important features of the Open With Download Manager addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its 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 on this page or the contact form on 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. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Open With Download Manager.
In short, Open With Download Manager Gives you the ability to download any link with Internet Download Manager (IDM) application from within your browser.
5 Reasons to Use Open With Download Manager
Right click on any link and then click on - Open with IDM.
You can adjust the arguments for IDM from the addon options page.
Automatically captures the download link.
You can set the IDM path in your PC from the options page.
Available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera on all operating systems.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Open With Download Manager addon?
Open With Download Manager is a browser extension to enable you open a desired link in the Internet Download Manager IDM application. To operate with this addon you need a native-client patch to connect your browser with native IDM application in your OS. Please read the following to get more info on how to install and operate with this addon.
2. How to work with this addon?
When you first install the addon, please head to the options page and adjust the path for IDM. Depending on your operating system, the path to IDM could be different. For example, in windows 10 the path is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe". Please re-check this path in your OS and make sure it is correct. Once you set the correct path to IDM in the options page, please install the native-client patch. This patch is used to make the communication between the addon and IDM (native app). Please read the following to get more info about installing native-client patch on your machine.
3. How can I download the source code for Open With Download Manager?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What is native-client?
Native client patch is used for connecting your browser (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) with native applications on your machine (Windows, Linux and Mac). If you have an add-on in your browser that needs to communicate with an external application on your computer, this native client patch can be used to easily make this connection.
5. How can I install native-client patch?
After installing the addon, you need to connect it with native applications (i.e. IDM) on your machine. To make this connection, a separate patch is provided in GitHub. Please download and install this patch from here. Follow the instruction in the GitHub page to download and install the related patch to your system. After installing, the "Open With Internet Download Manager" addon in your browser can communicate with IDM on your machine (Window, Linux or Mac).
6. How can I change the input arguments for IDM?
IDM has several input arguments to enhance downloading desired files. Default argument for downloading is: "/d". To get more info about other arguments please open the addon options page and read section arguments. Please note that, you need to add parameters comma separated, for example to automatically download a file write: "/d,/n" in the designated area.
7. Does this addon has any toolbar button?
No, this addon does not have toolbar button. The only way to access it is through context-menu item available in your right-click.
8. What happens if I click on a none-link contents within a page?
If you right-click on an item which is not a link, IDM wont be able to download it. Please make sure the link that you are sending to IDM is an actual download link.
9. Does this addon available for mobile browsers?
No, currently it is only available for Desktop browsers. But, in future, it will be released for mobile browsers as well.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this feedback and bug report form, you can report bugs or suggest features/enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note that this form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or to request additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
Reviews | Discussions
Please note: keep these reviews/discussions clean, and avoid the usage of derogatory or inappropriate language or terminology in references to individuals or groups based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, gender, etc. Do not submit bugs in your reviews, use the above bug-report section instead. Also, never post any personal information in these reviews.