Chrome,s download manager rudimentary?

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    I just wonder why chrome has a poor download manager.

    I am always impressed with the builtin download manager of Opera. I can resume any download any time, even days after, even if I close the browser and launch it again or restart my PC.

    Now IE has included a very similar download manager too but in Chrome, the resume function often doesn,t work. Also if I close the browser, no way to resume the download.

    Any ideas why they are not improving it or may be people just don,t need this feature. I do like such a feature as my DSL is not very fast.
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    As the Chromium developers put it (and I'm paraphrasing)

    "We have a new guy on it and he's been busy with other priority projects."

    And just FYI there is a new manager in the works and you can enable it in the about:Flags but it's broken.
     
  3. m00nbl00d

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    The new New Downloads UI flag is quite funny, actually. I just tested it... From what I could see, it will only take away the messages and download info from the main browser window. You'll have to open chrome://downloads/ to see the downloads, and even allow the downloads in case it's a dangerous file type such as *.exe.
     
  4. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Yep, it's broken.
     
  5. moontan

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    poor download manager, horrible spell-checker and you have to keep an eye on the user folder because Chrome can't clean up after itself.

    otherwise, a bloody good browser. :thumb:
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    Not sure what you mean here.

    Chrome spellcheck is awful though.
     
  7. moontan

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    it does not delete old update folders and other stuff.
    i have to delete that stuff manually.

    the Chrome folder in AppData/Local should not be any bigger than 200 megs after you've cleaned the history/cache/cookies etc and after you've ran CCleaner.
    if yours is bigger that that there's bloating happening and it has left little 'turds' laying around. ;)

    it's a mess really.
    i have enough problems cleaning my apartment without me having to clean up after Chrome... :blink:
    :D
     
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  8. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Hm. Yeah, haven't noticed that.
     
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    :argh: :argh: :argh:
    That was awesome! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  10. moontan

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    hahaha! :D

    glad i was able to lighten up your day some. :)
     
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    Thank you! :thumb:
     
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