How do I pause a download at night and then resume the same the next morning without starting it afresh download?
If I start a download of some large files and f0r some reason say, I've to go out and thus have to turn off my PC while the download is still on. How can I resume the download, the other day from where I left rather than starting it all over again from 0%?
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Why would you "have to" turn off your PC? Unless you are going to be gone for several days, just let it run. Many experts say that excessive powering on and off shorten the life of the motherboard and components from the heating and cooling expansion/contraction caused by turning off the system. Set up your download(s), make sure your monitor is set to 'sleep' after a short period of inactivity and go do your thing.
If you pause a download before closing Firefox then Firefox should resume the download on the next start provided that the server supports resuming.
You can set the pref browser.download.manager.quitBehavior to 2 on the about:config page.
That will make Firefox ask for confirmation if you want to cancel the download if you close Firefox.
To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.
- Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
- Preferences that have been modified show as bold(user set).
- Preferences can be reset to the default or changed via the right-click context menu.