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Status: New idea

Could you add a visual AND/OR sound notification when the download is complete ?

For somes reason, i can't run multiple download, only one by time, but between the downloads i don't want dead time. How ? I want to focus on one other app, and if the download is complete, i want a notification, sound (integrated or personalized, with volume control) and / or visual (size of visuel discret, blinking, and forced displaying like when i play a movie).

SOUND if i'm occupied on my screen with an other app, or if i'm not sit in front of my PC

VISUAL the night, i'm on mute mode, but also, we don't forgot the handicap persons (deaf)

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Making moves

Currently there is a visual cue for downloads completion: the icon for the downloads button will morph into a checkmark each time, even if downloads are simultaneous.

A desktop notification could be sent after downloads are complete, and would thus provide both audio and visual stimuli, but this would likely face some resistance since recieving multiple notifications one after the other could get really irritating. It might be set as an opt-in switch in about:config...

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the suggested warnings are not for a user downloading while surfing the internet. It's for those who want to do something else on their workstation like watching a movie or simply not staying in front of their computer.

Like a playlist, it would be a downlist that should be set up. The browser would leave the choice or not, either to download the files simultaneously or one by one. One of the most obvious reasons, but it is not the only one, is to have the files completed to be made available the fastest, because if the files are downloaded at the same time, the bandwidth is shared between files.

Once a file is downloaded, I am informed by the desired means (sound/visual), and it continues to download, which allows me to interrupt what I am doing to process the downloaded file while it continues to download.

LAST MINUTE ADD: If there was a way to delay between downloads, that would be a plus. Processing time may be required before the end of the next file is reached (lack of disk space, for example).

Making moves

Either play audio sound or give notification message for download completion or failure events?

Hello. I would love for there to be some kind of feedback mechanism to alert the user if either a download has failed, a download has completed, or that all downlods have completeed.
(By 'all downlods have completeed' I mean all active downloads, so there could still be manually paused or failed downloads left in the list.)

A user-defined sound file would be my preference for this feedback, but failing that then a Windows system notification (or OS equivalent)?

I use the Noise add-on which plays user defined sounds when the first two events occur. But unfortunately the author has stated that this add-on cannot be updated to manifest v3 as that does not allow add-ons to use sound events in some technical way.

Using Noise means that I can leave files downloading in the background while I do other things, knowing that if a download fails I will hear the failure beep and can then deal with it, or I will hear other success beeps to let me know that the files(s) are ready for use if I am waiting for them.

Once older manifest extensions are no longer supported and I can no longer use the Noise add-on, then I am concerned that this might mean a return to the old days of having to basically guess and periodically manually check whether the files(s) have finished or failed.

So it would be great if Firefox could provide an inbuilt feedback / alert system to save the need for guessing and manual checking.


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(Note: a similar idea has been merged into this thread)

Strollin' around

100% would love this. I'm downloading stuff from a site that can't be easily automated and they prevent more than one simultaneous download at a time, so I really wish there was a (native) way to be notified of completions, failures, etc.