Firebird Download Manager

If you haven’t downloaded a Firebird nightly, this is the one to get. The new download manager is stunning. It’s sleek, real professional, and really nifty. I like being able to clean out with the click of a button. UI is very responsive, and pause/resume seems to work on click, rather than on delay.

Absolutely amazing work by Ben Goodger.

My suggestion for improvement would be the following:

  • Option to limit size of download manager to X downloads. That way, download manager doesn’t get to big. Many like myself can get quite large. I’ve had thousands in mine. I’d like it to self clean itself. Limit to 100, a nice number. Some may want higher or lower. Ideally, it would allow you to select a predefined number, or “clear on exit” where it would clear it when you close Firebird.
    Self cleaning ovens are loved, so are self cleaning refrigerators. Mozilla is getting a Kitchen Sink (or so the joke goes). Why not a self cleaning Kitchen Sink?
  • Ability to Optimize display. It’s pretty, but not as much on screen as the old one. For those with smaller monitors, I think the ability to go to a more compact version (similar to the old version) would be nice. Same simplicity, just utilize the horizontal structure more. That way, your download manager doesn’t need to be a giant window to view all your downloads.

No bugs on these just yet. A tad short on time. Feel free if you like them to file a bug, just CC me on them, so I can track them.

Again, cheers to Ben on his great work, I love the design, I think with a few tweaks, it can prove to be the best download manager available. Previously, I thought Camino sported the best.

One thought on “Firebird Download Manager

  1. Es muy interesante la base firebird, recién deseo aplicar en un sistema que estoy desarrollando con punto net, espero me sea de mucha ayuda.
    Gracias por el download

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