Problems with and suggestions for Mass Downloader 3.1.607 SR1

Author Message
James 08/28/2005 05:38 am
I have noticed the following problems with 3.1.607 SR1 ...

1. I use right click in Internet Explorer and select "download all files with mass downloader". More often than not, the file selection window opens in the background, behind IE. I have to ALT-TAB to see it. The file selection window should open up on top of all other windows!

2. I use the "select with mask" to pick which files I want to download. Let`s say I select "*.avi" as the mask. All the AVI files get selected, but so does a .MPG file?!

3. If the internet connection dies (modem hangs up, etc) Mass Downloader bombs with a "read exception" error.

I would like to see the following features added to Mass Downloader:

1. An IE context menu for "download all with mass downloader using mask" that would then open another cascaded submenu with user defined masks and a menu item to specify new mask. If an existing mask is selected, automatically start downloading the files, without popping up the file selection window.

2. The ability to delete user defined masks from the mask drop down

Regards,

James


Alexander 08/30/2005 04:51 am
James,

Thank you for writing us.

> 1. I use right click in Internet Explorer and select "download all files with mass
> downloader". More often than not, the file selection window opens in the background,
> behind IE. I have to ALT-TAB to see it. The file selection window should open up on
> top of all other windows!

This problem will be fixed in the next version of Mass Downloader.

> 2. I use the "select with mask" to pick which files I want to download. Let`s say I
> select "*.avi" as the mask. All the AVI files get selected, but so does a .MPG file?!

Did you have any files selected before you use the "using a mask" feature?

> 3. If the internet connection dies (modem hangs up, etc) Mass Downloader bombs
> with a "read exception" error.

Could you please tell us more details? Error address, etc.
Thank you!

> I would like to see the following features added to Mass Downloader:
>
> 1. An IE context menu for "download all with mass downloader using mask"
> that would then open another cascaded submenu with user defined masks and a
> menu item to specify new mask. If an existing mask is selected, automatically
> start downloading the files, without popping up the file selection window.
>
> 2. The ability to delete user defined masks from the mask drop down

Internet Explorer does not support cobntext menu submenus.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
James 08/30/2005 10:50 am
> Did you have any files selected before you use the "using a mask" feature?

NO

Regards,

James
Alexander 08/31/2005 02:37 am
James,

Could you please send us the link of the problem page?
We need it to reproduce the problem at our side. In our tests Mass Downloader works well.

Thank you for your help.
Alexander

> > Did you have any files selected before you use the "using a mask" feature?
>
> NO
>
> Regards,
>
> James
>