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11-01-2011 03:31 AM

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Pierre-Olivier

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Hello,

Recently, I upgrade MacOS X, from 10.6.4 to 10.6.8, and Safari, from 5.0.x to 5.1.1.

Prior to these upgrades, when clicking (or Cmd-Clicking) on a download link, the download "order" was intercepted by iGetter, and the download started in the iGetter windows. The contextual menu, "download with iGetter", does'nt work.

Is it a known problem, or do I have a problem with my machine ?

thank you

11-01-2011 01:28 PM

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iGetter Support

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Since Safari 5.1, Apple have disabled some APIs which we used in prior versions for downloads with "Content-Disposition" HTTP entity (mainly download attachments). Currently, all such downloads are handled by Safari on its own.

The only workaround for such downloads is to use Firefox with the FlashGot add-on (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/220/). With this add-on you will be able to choose iGetter on the Firefox save dialog. You can also use several contextual menu commands that work with iGetter (i.e. "FlashGot Link" or "FlashGot All").


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iGetter Support

11-01-2011 03:06 PM

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Pierre-Olivier

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Thank you for the quick answer.

Is there any hope to have this usefull feature restored in future release, with others API ?

I don't know if it's possible to re-install prior version of Safari ...

11-02-2011 01:51 PM

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iGetter Support

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Most probably Apple has intentionally disabled these APIs to offer the new extensions functionality, or they did it unintentionally by changing Objective-C language. However, not only Safari, but all browsers handle on their own downloads with "Content-Disposition" HTTP entity. May be someday they will allow browser plugins to intercept these downloads as well.

Currently, only Firefox with FlashGot add-on allows iGetter to download such downloads.

Another option is to try to downgrade Safari to v5.0.5 as explained here:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3199993?start=0&tstart=0
http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20110722154439693

Regards,
iGetter Support

11-02-2011 05:53 PM

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Pierre-Olivier

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Thank you for the link explaining the Safari 5.0.5 reinstallation.

I now use Firefox, with the plugin and it's nearly so comfortable.

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