Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 05, 2016, 09:04:17 PM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: What's the point of FlashGot (Firfox extension)?  (Read 5678 times)

superboyac

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 6,070
  • Is your software in my list?
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
What's the point of FlashGot (Firfox extension)?
« on: October 19, 2007, 12:55:14 PM »
I don't get what FlashGot is for.  If you have a download manager installed on your system, what does flashgot do to make it better.  It seems to me that it's a manager for download managers.  I installed it and I'm trying it with IDM, and i don't see how it makes any difference whether I have it on or not.  I don't get it.

CGA

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 33
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What's the point of FlashGot (Firfox extension)?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 01:09:23 PM »
If you have several managers installed it makes it easy to choose which one you want to use for a particular download (or choose not to use an external download manager at all).

Josh

  • Charter Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Points: -5
  • Posts: 3,395
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What's the point of FlashGot (Firfox extension)?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007, 01:09:51 PM »
Yes, I also dont understand this. I dont see why you would have more than one d/l manager installed anyways.

superboyac

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 6,070
  • Is your software in my list?
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What's the point of FlashGot (Firfox extension)?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007, 01:30:09 PM »
If you have several managers installed it makes it easy to choose which one you want to use for a particular download (or choose not to use an external download manager at all).
OK!  I can see how it helps for that.

Yes, I also dont understand this. I dont see why you would have more than one d/l manager installed anyways.
I guess when you need a download manager that has a specific feature, you can switch and use that one, then switch back to your regular manager.

Lashiec

  • Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 2,374
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: What's the point of FlashGot (Firfox extension)?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2007, 02:42:23 PM »
Maybe this would help you? (I admit I don't have a clue about what download managers can do out of the box in Firefox)

app103

  • That scary taskbar girl
  • Global Moderator
  • Joined in 2006
  • *****
  • Posts: 5,666
    • View Profile
    • App's Apps
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: What's the point of FlashGot (Firfox extension)?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007, 12:06:54 PM »
I had a download manager installed (older version of Flashget) that didn't seem to work with Firefox, even after following the instructions from the developer's site.

The trick to getting it to work was Flashgot.