How To Use External Download Manager With Firefox.
Unlike desktop computers, most smartphone web browsers do not support external download managers such as IDM or XDM. But if you are a Firefox user, there is good news for you. Firefox recently added support for external download managers to its nightly Firefox builds. This is how you use it.
How to use an external download manager with Firefox
If you don’t know, Firefox has 3 different Android browser options – Firefox, Firefox Beta, Firefox Nightly. Firefox is the most stable browser for general use. Firefox Beta is for Firefox enthusiasts who need the latest and stable updates every week. Finally, Firefox Nightly is the newest Firefox browser that gets updated every day.
First of all, download and install the Firefox browser. You can sign in to your Firefox account, but everything will be fine without it. To enable download manager support, click on the meatball icon in the lower right corner. In the advanced menu, click on “Settings”. In the Settings menu, go to the bottom and turn on the toggle next to External Boot Manager in the Advanced section.
After enabling the external download manager, whenever you download a file, you will have a popup to select the download manager. In the following screenshot, I have Navi, an open source download manager installed. Hence Firefox asks me to choose a download manager between Navi and Firefox when downloading a file.
Using Firefox Nightly as a regular browser can result in multiple crashes and data loss as this is not a tested build. However, you can still use Firefox Nightly as your preferred download browser. If you have further problems or questions, let me know in the comments below.
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