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Quickly download multiple linked items in Safari
Authored by: pwitzkoske on Aug 23, '06 09:33:45AM
A far easier solution is to use Firefox instead of Safari and the awesome plugin Download Them All: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/201/

I quote here from the download page, "DownThemAll is fast, reliable and easy-to-use! It lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much more: you can refine your downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you really want! DownThemAll is absolutely freeware and open-source. No Adware, no Spyware."

It's amazingly easy to use and incredibly fast. It's also updated in a timely manner when Firefox is updated too.

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Quickly download multiple linked items in Safari
Authored by: beccles on Aug 23, '06 07:30:23PM
Or, if this is something you do regurlarly and you don't mind command line tools: use fink to install the tool wget.

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Quickly download multiple linked items in Safari
Authored by: Grommet on Aug 24, '06 02:02:34PM

Firefox runs like ass on OS X.

More extensions just make it more sluggish and bloated.

And no, it wouldn't be 'far easier' to move all of your bookmarks, cookies, and saved passwords to Firefox from Safari.

Perhaps as a one-trick pony Firefox would do the job (DownThemAll, VideoDownloader), but for daily browsing it's far too sluggish to use.



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Quickly download multiple linked items in Safari
Authored by: osxpounder on Aug 24, '06 02:30:04PM

Firefox works like a champ for me, with several useful extensions installed [Google Browser Sync, Tab Mix Plus, a few others]. The benefits, for me, outweigh the extra few seconds it takes to render a web page, but I admit it seems a bit slower than Safari.



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Quickly download multiple linked items in Safari
Authored by: zo219 on Nov 07, '08 12:04:19AM

Runs like ass unless you are on a fast connection and tweak network pipelining and max connections, google for instructions.



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Quickly download multiple linked items in Safari
Authored by: excarnate on Mar 02, '10 01:15:15PM

It runs fine for me, and the supported and well-implemented ability to skip Flash and animated gifs makes it a far better experience.

The ability to control Javascript easily with it off by default makes it a safer experience that is rich when needed.

The problem you are having is YOUR problem, not everyone's.

Is Firefox a bloated warthog? I think so. Does Flash cause it to crash a lot? For me it does. Does it work better than Safari and give a better experience? For me it does.

YMMV, narf.



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