Firefox:Download Manager

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There are a couple of problems existing in the way we do downloads right now that affect users in various ways:

  • there is much code duplication relating to file and path name validation in the browser and external helper app service due to the lack of a simple API for file transfer that coalesces all such code. This results in bloat and multiple sites to consider when addressing security issues.
  • performance of the download list is sluggish when the download history is long.
    • Could use a different default setting for when to clear the downloads history
  • download Manager does not support Torrents or similar distributed downloading systems
  • Add a checkbox option in Options dialog/General/download like "Show download dialog while opening a file" to don't display systematically download dialog when you are only opening a file like a JNLP file. This option could be unchecked by default.

Supporting Pages

Feature Wishlist

nsIDownloadManager Documentation

nsIDownloadManagerUI Documentation