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Open and download links in IDM™ (Internet Download Manager)

Open in IDM™ is a WebExtension that enables you to open and download a desired item like a movie, mp3, mp4 .. with an IDM (Internet Download Manager) application.  Please check the YouTube Tutorial at the bottom of this page to get an idea of how this Addon works in your browser.  If you want to contribute to the developement of this Addon, please Fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

Some of the important features about Open in IDM™ addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview about this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function and features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form in this page or the contact form in the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. Next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided in this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Open in IDM™.

5 Reasons to Use Open in IDM™

  • Right click on any link and then click on Open in IDM.

  • You can adjust the arguments for IDM from the addon options page.

  • Automatically captures the download link.

  • You can set the IDM path in your PC from the options page.

  • Available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera on all operating systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Open in IDM addon?

    Open in IDM is a WebExtension that enables you to open and download a desired item like a movie, mp3, mp4 .. with an IDM (Internet Download Manager) application.

  • How to work with this addon?

    When you first install the addon, please head to the options page and adjust the path for IDM. Depending on your operating system, the path to IDM could be different. For example, in windows 10 the path is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe". Please re-check this path in your OS and make sure it is correct. Once you set the correct path to IDM in the options page, please install the native-client patch. This patch is used to make the communication between the addon and IDM (native app). Please read the following to get more info about installing native-client patch on your machine.

  • What is native-client?

    Native client patch is used for connecting your browser (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) with native applications on your machine (Windows, Linux and Mac). If you have an add-on in your browser that needs to communicate with an external application on your computer, this native client patch can be used to easily make this connection.

  • How can I install native-client patch?

    After installing the addon, you need to connect it with native applications (i.e. IDM) on your machine. In order to make this connection, a separate patch is provided in GitHub. Please download and install this patch from here. Follow the instruction in the GitHub page to download and install the related patch to your system. After installing, the "Open With IDM™" addon in your browser can communicate with IDM on your machine (Window, Linux or Mac).

  • How can I change the input arguments for IDM?

    IDM has several input arguments to enhance downloading desired files. Default argument for downloading is: "/d". To get more info about other arguments please open the addon options page and read section arguments. Please note that, you need to add parameters comma separated, for example to automatically download a file write: "/d,/n" in the designated area.

  • Does this addon has any toolbar button?

    No, this addon does not have toolbar button. The only way to access it is through context-menu item available in your right-click.

  • What happens if I click on a none-link contents within a page?

    If you right-click on an item which is not a link, IDM wont be able to download it. Please make sure the link that you are sending to IDM is an actual download link.

  • Does this addon available for mobile browsers?

    No, currently it is only available for Desktop browsers. But, in future, it will be released for mobile browsers as well.

  • Submitting Bugs

    Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this Bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).

    Please enter the name of the extension (addon).

    Please enter the current version of the extension.

    Please be as specific as possible. Basically, describe what happened, what you were doing when it happened, and why you think it is a problem.

    Describe the step-by-step process required to reproduce the issue you are reporting. Be specific when describing these steps by providing as much detail as possible.

    Please try to leave a link to a screenshot for the specific bug or error report.

    Please enter your operating system.

    Please enter your browser and its current vesrion.

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