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May 10, 2015, 08:47 AM
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Here is my font collection. And this is a nice font viewer: FontViewOK. It's light, portable and can load fonts from a folder so you can preview without installing them.

May 10, 2015, 08:10 PM
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I got Fontview with no problems, but for some reason I couldn't get your collection.

May 11, 2015, 08:51 AM
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Nothing wrong with the link, that's for sure. Why are you guys so dependent on IDM? I use a download manager (FDM) but only for large files, because the benefits are (potentially) noticeable then. For small files I find the Firefox bult-in more convenient (with Download Status Bar extension). It's effectively just as fast and there won't be any problems with file sharing sites, like MediaFire in this case.

May 11, 2015, 10:10 PM
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I tried doing what gujjar suggested but for it didn't work for me. IDM gave me a warning that this is not a zip file but a html web site instead.

The reason I use IDM is because so far I have yet to see anything better. For example, any time any song or video starts playing anywhere you'll see the green bar pop up giving you the option to grab it. Also, on Youtube you have the option of downloading the video in all available resolutions. On any other file it downloads very fast and doesn't stop until the download is complete. I've played around with Down Them All and with other downloaders out there, frankly nothing compares.

May 12, 2015, 07:15 AM
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For example, any time any song or video starts playing anywhere you'll see the green bar pop up giving you the option to grab it. Also, on Youtube you have the option of downloading the video in all available resolutions.
I get all that and more with FlashGot FF extension.

To each his own, I don't care what others use but it looks like IDM is giving you trouble with MediaFire, which is one of the most popular file sharing sites. All decent download managers have a bypass combo - Google search quickly reveals that for IDM it shoud be Alt+click on link, allowing you to use browser built-in downloader.

May 13, 2015, 10:10 PM
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Let me ask you something. Do you use Flashgot by itself or do you configure it to use another download manager?

May 14, 2015, 06:33 AM
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FlashGot is configured to use FDM but for every download I get a choice between FlashGot and built-in and 90% of time I choose built-in because it's usually some file that will be done in a few seconds so I don't bother launching FDM for it. I noticed that in IDM thread you said you have a significant difference in DL speed between IDM and FF. That's not my experience, my FF downloads mostly everything at maximum possible speed. My FF is tweaked a bit, though. You can try my settings if you want, they will likely increase not only your DL speed but browsing as well. These are my network-related settings, add them to user.js or prefs.js in your FF profile folder (while FF is closed):

user_pref("network.http.keep-alive", true);
user_pref("network.http.proxy.keep-alive", true);
user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 128);
user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 32);
user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 8);
user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 8);
user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true);
user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8);
user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true);
user_pref("network.http.request.max-start-delay", 5);

May 14, 2015, 05:09 PM
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I did most of those tweaks myself, only I did it using about:config.

Let me ask you about FDM (Free Download Manager). I took a look at the web site, and from the screenshot it looks like an IDM clone. Let me ask you before I test it - does it give you the option of downloading Youtube videos in all available resolutions like IDM does? Does some sort of marker pop up when some sort of media is playing prompting you to download it?
I'm also curious as to why you use Flashgot with it. Will it work by itself like IDM does?

Let me know, I'm always looking for better ways to do stuff.

May 14, 2015, 05:30 PM
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On its own, FDM is not the best choice for YT downloads; I use FlashGot for that - it lets me choose between available formats, then passes the link to FDM. IDM is probably the best so if you already use it extensively and like it, I see no reason to switch to something else. As for me, like I said, in 90% of cases I use FF built-in so FDM is good enough for me when I need it and I'm quite satisfied with it. It's freeware so I don't need to concern myself with the crack after every update.

May 15, 2015, 09:56 PM
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On its own, FDM is not the best choice for YT downloads; I use FlashGot for that - it lets me choose between available formats, then passes the link to FDM. IDM is probably the best so if you already use it extensively and like it, I see no reason to switch to something else. As for me, like I said, in 90% of cases I use FF built-in so FDM is good enough for me when I need it and I'm quite satisfied with it. It's freeware so I don't need to concern myself with the crack after every update.

Thanks for the tip. Actually IDM is probably the easiest program out there to crack. Many different people release it with crack, usually the same day it's out.