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Why is there no updates to the firefox throttle add-ons ? Is there an alternative? throttle is Bandwidth utilization throttling and monitoring extension for Firefox

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Why is there no updates to the firefox throttle add-ons ? Is there an alternative? throttle is Bandwidth utilization throttling and monitoring extension for Firefox

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Well, it's probably one of two things: either the awesome dude(tte) who developed this awesome extension was tired of updating or the changes in FFox software architecture carried out between version 3.x and 4+ created challenges that were too difficult for him to surmount or a combination of both. Honestly, I love Mozilla but I think they dropped the ball on the throttle issue. It's such an obvious and necessary function and it's so easy to implement. They should have included it a long time ago as in built feature. And, if you are browsing and looking at this post and you agree. Add a suggestion in mozilla.org. The more of us asking for this function, the better.


Meanwhile, I have the following solution for you:



Solution 0.6.9.23.11 (DIY Version of my Solution ):

Setting Up a Separate Portable Firefox 3.6.x that runs independently of and simultaneously to your latest version of Firefox


Get FireFox Portable 3.6.24: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable/localization#legacy36

It's a portable app, meaning that it's got all it's profiles and preference and application files in the same directory. It won't compete with your current installation of Firefox, has it's own separate extension folder etc...

Get Firefox Throttle 1.1.6 http://firefox-throttle.en.softonic.com/ (I couldn't find it in the official mozilla site)

It will be flagged as incompatible with even that old version of firefox (but it isn't). You just need to turn off compatibility checking. You can do that with this extension:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/?src=search

If you have Bookmarks you want to port to the portable (bad pun intend), backup them up to bookmarks.json file on your desktop and import them to the portable version. You can export/import more stuff using FEBE addon but that's a whole world of headaches if you don't your doing.

Many of your extensions favourites extensions will no longer work on FFox 3.6.x but if, in that same addon's page, you look around until you find a link to previous versions of the addon, you will notice that the compatibility info is right below the version numbers. Just download and install the latest version that is compatible with you 3.6.x....

Voila mon ami! Your FFox 3.6 portable has just become your own private Download Mule whom you can throttle to your hearts content (ever throttle a real Mule??? I wouldn't try it, personally...) Do your regular browsing in another (unthrottled) browser and do your big downloads in the Mule...

If you want to keep using your brand spanking new Firefox for other types of browsing while using this portable Mule edition for the downloads, just add -p -no-remote to the shortcut leading to your Firefox Portable Mule edition.

For example, my taskbar shortcut to my Firefox Portable is:

""C:\Program Files (x86)\FirefoxPortableLegacy36\FirefoxPortable.exe"

I just changed it to:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\FirefoxPortableLegacy36\FirefoxPortable.exe" -p -no-remote

This will make it occupy it's own independent instance and I can use the both my Firefox Nightly and the Firefox Portable editions at the same time (each one, using a different profile ie. extensions, cookies, password, cache etc).

If you're on Linux, you can just run this on Wine and set the Windows Version to Windows 2000 in the Wine config,

If you want to get rid of the Portable Apps splash screen, click here:

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/06/06/getting-rid-of-portableapps-splash-screens/


Solution 0.6.9.23.11 (Non-DIY Version of my Solution):

Download my preconfigured but SWAGGED-THE-HECK-UP PortableFirefox 3.6


Having realized that some of you may find the above to be daunting. I took my own customize firefox portable, took out all my data and compressed the folder (it's portable, so it'll run as soon as you unzip it).

Here is a screenshot:

http://www.mediafire.com/?o95nkwo8y6q535j

Here is the download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?xdw87ivf3184u2s


Don't forget to modify your Start/Taskbar shortcuts:

"C:\wherever you decide to put it\FirefoxPortableLegacy36-Swagged-UP!\FirefoxPortable.exe"

I just changed it to:

"C:\wherever you decide to put it\FirefoxPortableLegacy36-Swagged-UP!\FirefoxPortable.exe" -p -no-remote

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Well, it's probably one of two things: either the awesome dude(tte) who developed this awesome extension was tired of updating or the changes in FFox software architecture carried out between version 3.x and 4+ created challenges that were too difficult for him to surmount or a combination of both. Honestly, I love Mozilla but I think they dropped the ball on the throttle issue. It's such an obvious and necessary function and it's so easy to implement. They should have included it a long time ago as in built feature. And, if you are browsing and looking at this post and you agree. Add a suggestion in mozilla.org. The more of us asking for this function, the better.


Meanwhile, I have the following solution for you:



Solution 0.6.9.23.11 (DIY Version of my Solution ):

Setting Up a Separate Portable Firefox 3.6.x that runs independently of and simultaneously to your latest version of Firefox


Get FireFox Portable 3.6.24: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable/localization#legacy36

It's a portable app, meaning that it's got all it's profiles and preference and application files in the same directory. It won't compete with your current installation of Firefox, has it's own separate extension folder etc...

Get Firefox Throttle 1.1.6 http://firefox-throttle.en.softonic.com/ (I couldn't find it in the official mozilla site)

It will be flagged as incompatible with even that old version of firefox (but it isn't). You just need to turn off compatibility checking. You can do that with this extension:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/add-on-compatibility-reporter/?src=search

If you have Bookmarks you want to port to the portable (bad pun intend), backup them up to bookmarks.json file on your desktop and import them to the portable version. You can export/import more stuff using FEBE addon but that's a whole world of headaches if you don't your doing.

Many of your extensions favourites extensions will no longer work on FFox 3.6.x but if, in that same addon's page, you look around until you find a link to previous versions of the addon, you will notice that the compatibility info is right below the version numbers. Just download and install the latest version that is compatible with you 3.6.x....

Voila mon ami! Your FFox 3.6 portable has just become your own private Download Mule whom you can throttle to your hearts content (ever throttle a real Mule??? I wouldn't try it, personally...) Do your regular browsing in another (unthrottled) browser and do your big downloads in the Mule...

If you want to keep using your brand spanking new Firefox for other types of browsing while using this portable Mule edition for the downloads, just add -p -no-remote to the shortcut leading to your Firefox Portable Mule edition.

For example, my taskbar shortcut to my Firefox Portable is:

""C:\Program Files (x86)\FirefoxPortableLegacy36\FirefoxPortable.exe"

I just changed it to:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\FirefoxPortableLegacy36\FirefoxPortable.exe" -p -no-remote

This will make it occupy it's own independent instance and I can use the both my Firefox Nightly and the Firefox Portable editions at the same time (each one, using a different profile ie. extensions, cookies, password, cache etc).

If you're on Linux, you can just run this on Wine and set the Windows Version to Windows 2000 in the Wine config,

If you want to get rid of the Portable Apps splash screen, click here:

http://www.ghacks.net/2011/06/06/getting-rid-of-portableapps-splash-screens/


Solution 0.6.9.23.11 (Non-DIY Version of my Solution):

Download my preconfigured but SWAGGED-THE-HECK-UP PortableFirefox 3.6


Having realized that some of you may find the above to be daunting. I took my own customize firefox portable, took out all my data and compressed the folder (it's portable, so it'll run as soon as you unzip it).

Here is a screenshot:

http://www.mediafire.com/?o95nkwo8y6q535j

Here is the download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/?xdw87ivf3184u2s


Don't forget to modify your Start/Taskbar shortcuts:

"C:\wherever you decide to put it\FirefoxPortableLegacy36-Swagged-UP!\FirefoxPortable.exe"

I just changed it to:

"C:\wherever you decide to put it\FirefoxPortableLegacy36-Swagged-UP!\FirefoxPortable.exe" -p -no-remote

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thanks alot momashi I do not know how I can thank you this is very cool