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Windows 7: Free Download Manager as default..how?


02 Aug 2009   #1

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 
Free Download Manager as default..how?

When I'm downloading, I keep getting that annoying Windows downloader showing as well as FDM
how can I make FDM the default, and stop the other one one from popping up as well
- at the moment, I keep having to "Hide" it..??

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02 Aug 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What other download manager is showing in "tools" ---> "Manage Add-ons"?

Are you talking about Windows Updates Downloader (WUD) ?
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02 Aug 2009   #3

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

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02 Aug 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
When I'm downloading, I keep getting that annoying Windows downloader showing as well as FDM
how can I make FDM the default, and stop the other one one from popping up as well
- at the moment, I keep having to "Hide" it..??
What is the "other one" that you have to hide?
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03 Aug 2009   #5

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

the normal Windows variety:
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03 Aug 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Isn't there a setting in FDM that says Enable Browser Integration?

Might be under Options or Settings, or Preferences.
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04 Aug 2009   #7

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

- searched the FDM interface, high and low - can't find anything there..

- can it be selected as the default download manager, via add-ins or preferences, etc. in the Windows 7(v7100)OS Control Panel..?

- I can't see that option anywhere, either..
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04 Aug 2009   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are on FF, the extension "Flashgot" lets you choose your default download manager.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ashgot&cat=all
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04 Aug 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
the normal Windows variety:
That is not the normal variety. Look carefully at it - it is the one from the FDM - I was using FDM for over 2 years until last night.

See at the bottom where it says Lunch download when it is complete with a check box (unchecked) and underneath it where it says Close this dialog when download is completed or stopped with a check box (checked)? Those are not like that in the normal Windows download box on IE, nor Fx, nor any other browser.

You need to go back into your FDM settings and disable showing the download box (I just switched last night to DAP for a while - FDM had closing issues ion this fresh install of Windows 7 so I am trying something different - my old friend DAP - for a while again, so I cannot tell you exactly where to look).
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