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IE download manager FINALLY!!!

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    magicalclick

    Finally I can rest in peace for a bit. So, the leaked assumed fake download manager screenshot is indeed real, see neowin. And it is just as I wanted, a "saved at folderName" button. Obviously it may still do the waky save as previous saved location for "those" people. But, at least now, I can click manager and click folder instead of doing a file search through out the entire C drive (assume I know the file name).

     

    Also the cry has been heard in advance. It is said to be minimalistic similar to Chorme, YESSSSSSS.

     

    So,

    1) download manager, check

    2) no more cursed offline-mode pop-up, IE7/8 check.

    3) clean minimal easier UI, check.

     

    I hope I can drag a tab out though. So many time I want to areo snap and realized I cannot do that with tabs. I have to use two IE, which takes many mouse clicks and copy and paste the URL.

     

    And hopfully the new "UI frame" solved the single tab freez entire window problem.

     

    Should IE open to stuff like GreaseMonkey and AdBlock? Hmmm.... tough call.... I don't like those GreaseMonkey cheaters on Facebook FarmVille. And AdBlock? Handy to block slow FarmVille animals, but, I don't like how people block real ads. Those two are major in FF and yet, arguebly they are evil.

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    fabian

    Now i know what feature to disable first.

     

    What is wrong with the current "Open or Save" options? I have a hard time recall the last time a download failed ... no mater how big the file size is.

     

    I hate download stuff in firefox ... you need to click "a million time" before you finally open the file you just downloaded. So thanks, but no thank you for the download manager, if i have to perform just one more click, than in IE 8.

     

    Disclaimer: i have a fiber connection and not a crappy dail up connection. Remember issues 10 years ago when having a dail up and would have loved to have the download manager then ...

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    ManipUni

    fabian said:

    Now i know what feature to disable first.

     

    What is wrong with the current "Open or Save" options? I have a hard time recall the last time a download failed ... no mater how big the file size is.

     

    I hate download stuff in firefox ... you need to click "a million time" before you finally open the file you just downloaded. So thanks, but no thank you for the download manager, if i have to perform just one more click, than in IE 8.

     

    Disclaimer: i have a fiber connection and not a crappy dail up connection. Remember issues 10 years ago when having a dail up and would have loved to have the download manager then ...

    Agreed.

    Firefox thinks we're little kids so we have to download, then wait 3 seconds, then click, then click some more, then wait for the virus scan, and then MAYBE it MIGHT load the folder with the executable in it which you can then click on.

     

    Internet Explorer, run, and you're done. It also deletes the temp' file for you which is often what you want.

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    spivonious

    More than a download manager, I want it to download the file to the location I choose, rather than downloading to temp and copying over when it's finished. What's the reasoning behind that decision?

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    PerfectPhase

    fabian said:

    Now i know what feature to disable first.

     

    What is wrong with the current "Open or Save" options? I have a hard time recall the last time a download failed ... no mater how big the file size is.

     

    I hate download stuff in firefox ... you need to click "a million time" before you finally open the file you just downloaded. So thanks, but no thank you for the download manager, if i have to perform just one more click, than in IE 8.

     

    Disclaimer: i have a fiber connection and not a crappy dail up connection. Remember issues 10 years ago when having a dail up and would have loved to have the download manager then ...

    If it supports restarts then it's handy, if your downloading something like the VS-2010 VHD (16x700Mb), sometimes I want to turn my PC off while downloading.

     

    Anyway, can't see myself moving from FreeDownloadManager any time soon.  The are plenty of other things higher on my wish list for IE than a download manager, but any improvement is welcomed.

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    MasterPi

    PerfectPhase said:
    fabian said:
    *snip*

    If it supports restarts then it's handy, if your downloading something like the VS-2010 VHD (16x700Mb), sometimes I want to turn my PC off while downloading.

     

    Anyway, can't see myself moving from FreeDownloadManager any time soon.  The are plenty of other things higher on my wish list for IE than a download manager, but any improvement is welcomed.

    I think some restart logic is already built in to IE. I recall some times if I accidentally cancel a download, attempting to redownload the item will bring the progress bar right where it left off. Maybe it only works if you're in the same session?

     

    Oh, that reminds me, I hope the download dialog uses modern icons.

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    wkempf

    You know, when you make a post like this it would be beneficial to link to what the *&%# you're talking about.

     

    http://www.neowin.net/news/internet-explorer-9-build-reveals-new-download-manager

     

    This doesn't look like it does what you think it does. Yes, there's a button to open the location where the item was downloaded, but that has existed in the non-download manager version for as long as I can recall. With a download manager you get the benefit of having this link hang around longer, but it's not permanent. Nor is it likely to change the behavior of saving to the last location you saved to, which is really what you claimed to have wanted. If this design makes you happy, great, but it's not at all what you described in that thread before.

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    androidi

    spivonious said:

    More than a download manager, I want it to download the file to the location I choose, rather than downloading to temp and copying over when it's finished. What's the reasoning behind that decision?

    THIS. And there's no need for download manager (UI). Just make sure the download algorithm isn't a stupid one that stops the download before it's completed if it was coming along fine for a while. This also implies that if that if power was unplugged/battery ran out and you startup again, the whole browser state is restored. With SSD or hybrid HDD's implementing this shouldn't require spinning HDD.

     

     

     

     

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    magicalclick

    wkempf said:

    You know, when you make a post like this it would be beneficial to link to what the *&%# you're talking about.

     

    http://www.neowin.net/news/internet-explorer-9-build-reveals-new-download-manager

     

    This doesn't look like it does what you think it does. Yes, there's a button to open the location where the item was downloaded, but that has existed in the non-download manager version for as long as I can recall. With a download manager you get the benefit of having this link hang around longer, but it's not permanent. Nor is it likely to change the behavior of saving to the last location you saved to, which is really what you claimed to have wanted. If this design makes you happy, great, but it's not at all what you described in that thread before.

    That's why I said, it probably still save to the previous location. But that "Saved At FolderName" is 100000%  better than me doing a C drive search with unknown file name.

     

    Oh yeah, FYI, just "what I wanted" is actually refering to the newer idea I had about one month ago, which I didn't post. Oops.

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    magicalclick

    spivonious said:

    More than a download manager, I want it to download the file to the location I choose, rather than downloading to temp and copying over when it's finished. What's the reasoning behind that decision?

    Not sure why you assume you cannot specify the location you choose. Especially IE is government complient.

     

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    mdtauk

    I am hoping for a Zune UI or at least something Metro inspired...

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    ZippyV

    mdtauk said:

    I am hoping for a Zune UI or at least something Metro inspired...

    That's not going to work on a big screen.

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    Sven Groot

    ZippyV said:
    mdtauk said:
    *snip*

    That's not going to work on a big screen.

    Yes it will. The Media Center UI is essentially Metro-derived as well (or the other way around, I don't recall).

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    Bas

    I wonder how people who are wishing for a Metro UI in IE are imagining this. I can't think of any way in which it could work.

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    Sven Groot

    Bas said:

    I wonder how people who are wishing for a Metro UI in IE are imagining this. I can't think of any way in which it could work.

    Neither can I, but it's not because it's a big screen UI. That's all I'm saying. Smiley

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    Bas

    Sven Groot said:
    Bas said:
    *snip*

    Neither can I, but it's not because it's a big screen UI. That's all I'm saying. Smiley

    Very true.

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