Differences in Downloading tab from earlier version

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Differences in Downloading tab from earlier version

Postby dane » Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:31 pm

Hi Quade - I've upgraded to NB 6.90B12 Build 5396 from 6.82 Build 5142 which I have been using for some time. There are differences in the download tab - I have screenshots if you care to see them.

In 6.82, when downloading is paused manually (that is the lines are highlighted and paused rather than pausing the whole thread) the widget to the left indicates that those lines are paused and the word paused appears in the status column of each paused line so it's clear, at a glance, which lines are paused. In 6.90, the lines can be paused, and the widget on the left indicates the pause, but there is no indication in the status column which lines are paused.

in 6.82 when a downloaded file is expanded, the target download folder is repeated on each line - in 6.90, it is only listed on the header line. Admittedly, this is not a big deal, but I thought I would mention it.

These things may be features and I may be the only one who cares about them, but I have come to rely on them - especially the pause indication.

While I'm on the subject of pausing, when lines are paused this way - instead of pausing the entire header, the pause is only temporary and downloading begins again after a short period. I haven't test this in the beta version, but it has been true in all prior versions that I've used.

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Re: Differences in Downloading tab from earlier version

Postby Quade » Wed Jul 07, 2021 9:53 pm

- There is only one path set on the main item so the paths for the individual files can only show the main path. I thought it was pointless and perhaps misleading to display it on each file. It sort of implies you can change it per file which you can't.

- I can think about the status for paused. I thought the icon was enough.

Newsbin isn't designed for you to micromanage the pause state of the files inside the set. If you pause the whole thing it'll prevent any change of state. What are you trying to accomplish?
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Re: Differences in Downloading tab from earlier version

Postby dane » Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:59 pm

I understand about the repeating of the target folder - it isn't important to me, I just thought it worth mentioning.

The icon for paused records works reliably but my eyesight isn't what it used to be and the icon is quite small. Sometimes I pause items mid-way in order to determine that they are what I think they are - for instance, that the audio is not in French. Highlighting and pausing selectively just provides a clear stop point if I'm doing something else at the same time. As is, the download requires my sole focus 'til it's paused - older versions allowed me to set stop points on a few downloads and turn my attention to other things. Come back and check them, then release them for download.

I appreciate your willingness to look at this.
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