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Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 Now Available

Tuesday November 20th, 2007

The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.


#23 Bandwidth allocation and throttle

by completebald

Sunday November 25th, 2007 12:24 AM

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I'd like to make suggestion for new feature in Firefox 3. It'd be nice to have some kind of bandwidth throttling implemented in download manager. I think best way to do this would be to copy it from WinSCP, it has small slider next to each download ranging from 0 to 100% and you can throttle the speed for each individual download in real time. It'd also be nice to put one slider on the top to control all items at once. This way you could decide what you want to have downloaded first and also transfer bandwidth to other applications.

The feature may be optional so that people who don't like it could turn it off or put it in a hide-able side panel. But I think many people would appreciate it.

One more suggestion. How about adding feature to save session and exit via ctrl+click on cross(close) button? This would be a nice replacement for the "save session" plugin which I'm currently using.