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Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

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Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

I need to be able to dynamically slow down (throttle) the speed with which my firefox downloads content. There are thousands of google links to an extension that seems to do exactly what I want: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5917/ However this is now a dead link. Why?

Is there a replacement?

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Re: Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

The authors of the add-on may have removed it from the add-ons site or discontinued the add-on. You can try asking them at http://www.uselessapplications.com/en/Contact.aspx

I do not know of a similar add-on.

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Re: Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

Yep, looks like it was pulled from the AMO servers.
This page links to the AMO server for the download, and the file comes up empty.
http://www.uselessapplications.com/en/Application/FirefoxThrottle.aspx

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Re: Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

You can still try to find it on software download websites (use google). I'm still using this add-on to limit my downloads when watching videos online (4 computers at home and only 2Mbits/s Internet connection). Just wondering if there is another easy way to limit down speed? Just want to start using Firefox 4.0 but latest version is not working with new Gecko Smiley Sad Hope that soon someone will make a new similar add-on (tried to modify it to be compatible with 4.0 but just can't fix and recompile *.dll files)

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Re: Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

Thanks for the help guys!

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Re: Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

You're welcome.

That file can disappear at anytime, so be sure to save it on your computer.

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Re: Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

The link: http://www.uselessapplications.com/en/Application/FirefoxThrottle.aspx is DEAD and when you go to their site at: http://www.uselessapplications.com/en/ it does not list any current add-on's. Sure hope they are still doing FireFox add-on's...

If anyone knows about ANY other FireFox add-on that does the same thing PLEASE post it here...

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Re: Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

Did you try my above posted link to the XPI file?

It looks that the file firefox_throttle-1.1.6-fx-win.xpi in still on the Add-ons FTP server.

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Re: Why is the "Firefox Throttle" addon not available anymore and is there a replacement?

Hi cor-el,

Thanks for the link. I have downloaded and saved it.

My hope is that the people at www.uselessapplications.com will take a second look at this application and even make it a "4-pay" item.

I would most likely PAY to have it available for all future versions of FireFox.

I have looked at some other programs ( not add-on's ) and they are mostly system wide applications and not nearly as easy to use as FireFox Throttle.

I have left a message on their site twice with no response as yet...