Need feedback about my FlashGot-like addon

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Re: Need feedback about my FlashGot-like addon

Post by maxoku » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:24 pm

You can also use option to ignore files smaller than specific size in MB. If there are thumbnails or something other small files clutching your list then that might help to filter from them. Unfortunately it's global, so no small file even while manual downloading would be grabbed. But maybe using this setting temporarily when needed would be a good solution?

Btw, there could be separate settings for the list (taskbar button) and separate for the normal downloading. So the list wouldn't be clutched with unnecessary files, but they would be still available for normal downloading by overriding the download dialog.
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Re: Need feedback about my FlashGot-like addon

Post by Scott0709 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:48 pm

Just out of curiosity: Is this still being worked on?
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Re: Need feedback about my FlashGot-like addon

Post by bremaya » Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:07 am

Sorry to intrude, but I recently signed your extension as I wanted to use it in the default Firefox browser (not development versions), if you feel injured please let me know.
Link to the signed extension: https://disk.yandex.com/d/qcVph5T99Ib7-g
Link to native host: https://github.com/pouriap/Firefox-Down ... .Setup.exe
Link to developer website: https://github.com/pouriap/Firefox-DownloadGrab
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Re: Need feedback about my FlashGot-like addon

Post by bremaya » Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:09 am

Scott0709 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:48 pm
Just out of curiosity: Is this still being worked on?
Yeah man, still working.
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Re: Need feedback about my FlashGot-like addon

Post by bremaya » Thu Oct 28, 2021 4:13 am

pouriap19 wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 3:30 pm
TL;DR: I'm creating an addon that lets you download links with external download managers. It's possible that other FlashGot functionality could also be added to it. But it will take a lot of time and effort to make so I want to know if people want it or not.

Migrating to Firefox Quantum was very difficult for me because I just couldn't live without some of my addons, including FlashGot. So after recently migrating to it I decided to re-create those essential addons that I couldn't live without. I started with FlashGot because it was very handy and ended up with something that was quite satisfying for my needs. (i.e. downloading links with Internet Download Manager).

But I know there are a lot of people out there like me who want FlashGot back, so I decided to go a little bit further and see if I can improve the addon to work with other download managers. I have used FlashGot.exe from the old FlashGot adddon to communicate with download managers. The result is Download Grab, an addon that intercepts Firefox's built-in download and lets you choose how you want to download a file. Other FlashGot functionality like downloading all links and gallery making, etc. could possibly be added to the addon in the future.

However this will take a lot of time and effort. So before I spend any more time on this I would like to have some input from you guys to see if it's even worth the try.

- Do you think the addon is even good?
- Do you think a lot of people are going to use it?
- Do you see any major obstacles or any other reasons that I should not invest time and effort in this?
Or any other thought you might have.

About the addon:
- The current version is for demonstration only and not a production release. There are things that are broken, there are a lot of logs, there is clutter, UI inconsistency etc.
- The user has to install a native client. There's no way around it.
- Because of the way it is currently detecting downloads there's no guarantee that it will intercept 100% of downloads.
- Currently only works on windows.
- Only FlashGot functionality that is currently implemented is downloading with external download manager.
- Flashgot.exe is quite outdated so I'm not sure how many download managers are detected successfully. Internet Download Manager and FlashGet are detected but the new version of Free Download Manager is not. I haven't tested other managers. (This is something that can be fixed and not related to Quantum limitations).

Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/sjCI0Vb

The native client: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mpdvovpizd46a ... p.exe?dl=1
It installs a customized version of https://github.com/andy-portmen/native-client that works only with Download Grab. This application is needed for Download Grab to be able to communicate with download managers installed on the system. This is a requirement of Firefox Quantum.
(If you have the previous version of the native client installed, remove it using uninstall.bat and install the new one)

The addon file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9gf5zobxu7iyb ... b.xpi?dl=1
It's unsigned so you will need FF developer edition to test it. You should go to 'about:config' and change xpinstall.signatures.required to false. This lets you install addons that are not signed by Mozilla.
Sorry to intrude, but I recently signed your extension as I wanted to use it in the default Firefox browser (not development versions), if you feel injured please let me know.
Link to the signed extension: https://disk.yandex.com/d/qcVph5T99Ib7-g
Link to native host: https://github.com/pouriap/Firefox-Down ... .Setup.exe
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Re: Need feedback about my FlashGot-like addon

Post by therube » Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:25 pm

I recently signed your extension as I wanted to use it in the default Firefox browser (not development versions)
Thank you :-).
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Re: Need feedback about my FlashGot-like addon

Post by bremaya » Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:53 am

😊🦾 :mrgreen:
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