Trouble in the land of Download Managers

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Jack Black, Aug 17, 2004.

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  1. Jack Black

    Jack Black Guest


    I am trying to use this download manager called Leechget 2004. My problem is i can't figure out how to download anything with it. When i open the program, and minimize it to systray, then click new download, then start wizard, it will say Please enter the uniform resource locator of a file you wish to start downloading with Leechget 2004 in the field below. How/where do i get the URL? of the program to download?

    I haven't been able to get it to work in IE or Firefox. I also installed the FF plugin, but that shouldn't really matter because i can't get it to work with IE either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Bethrezen

    Bethrezen Registered Member

    Apr 16, 2002
    Re: Trouble in the land of Dowload Managers


    in ff just right click on the download link and hit copy link location then past that in to leach get

    in ie you right click and select copy short cut then past that in to leach get
  3. Jack Black

    Jack Black Guest

    Re: Trouble in the land of Dowload Managers

    Hi Bethrezen

    Thanks for your reply, i'll try to explain this as best i can in my newbie terms. I went to for a test and went to the download page for hijackthis and click on the download button, but instead of letting Firefox download the program i'll click cancel. Then i right click on the link now in the window at the top of Firefox (the window that you would type in the web address) and choose copy. Then i'll right click on the Leechget icon that i have in the systray and click new download then start wizard and the url will already be in the box but what i will get (after download) is the web page and not the program i would like to download.

    I know i'm just doing something wrong here, but i just can't seem to figure it out. Could you let me know if the steps i provided above are correct or am i missing something? Thanks.
  4. jolog577

    jolog577 Guest

    Re: Trouble in the land of Dowload Managers

    You can't hardly do that with because they put codes in their links to avoid that kind of practice.
    Let's say that it's for commercial matter :)
    They want to control each download through them because (maybe you don't know it) every software developper pays to be there.
    So have to justify the cost of it by proving their high "visibility"

    Even freeware programmers has to pay, really a shame !
  5. slim30097

    slim30097 Registered Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Re: Trouble in the land of Dowload Managers

    I do not use IE6 for anything by Win updates but there is an extension for Firefox that will integrate LeechGet with the built in download manager in FF. I don't think it is listed on the current extenstion page but I have it on version 0.93 & it works just fine.

    The extenstion is called Download With & located at Version 0.07 is the most current. After installing the extension, click on the options icon on the extension & select "Create New Application", then use the browse button beside Command & link to Leechget.exe in C:\Program Files. Be sure to set up the LeechGet options (Extra above the tool bar).

    Then when you download with FF, you will get an option to download with LeechGet or the regular download manager. Select download with LeechGet - the graphics are very colorful. Hope this helps.

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