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JDownloader is a Download Manager written in Java. JDownloader can download normal files, but also files from online file hosting services like Rapidshare.com.
 
JDownloader is a Download Manager written in Java. JDownloader can download normal files, but also files from online file hosting services like Rapidshare.com.
  
 
==Installation==
 
==Installation==
  
===Requirements===
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Install {{AUR|jdownloader2}} from the [[AUR]].
For running JDownloader you need Java installed. I recommend OpenJDK, it works flawless with jDownloader.
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# pacman -S jre7-openjdk
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===Installing===
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For running JDownloader you need Java installed. OpenJDK is recommended, it works flawlessly with jDownloader.
You can use the [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=29288 jdownloader package] in the AUR.
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===Running===
 
===Running===
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When you first start JDownloader you can choose your preferred language and also your download directory. On the next window, JDownloader asks you if you want to install FlashGot, a Firefox extension. I recommend clicking on Cancel. If you want this extension, you can still download it through [http://addons.mozilla.org the official mozilla addons website].
 
When you first start JDownloader you can choose your preferred language and also your download directory. On the next window, JDownloader asks you if you want to install FlashGot, a Firefox extension. I recommend clicking on Cancel. If you want this extension, you can still download it through [http://addons.mozilla.org the official mozilla addons website].
  
If you enable the Light(GTK) theme and the fonts appear to lack anti-aliasing, modify {{ic|~/.bashrc}} as appropriate following the directions [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Java_Fonts_-_Sun_JRE#Anti-aliasing here].
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If you enable the Light(GTK) theme and the fonts appear to lack anti-aliasing, modify {{ic|~/.bashrc}} as appropriate following the directions [[Java_Fonts_-_Sun_JRE#Anti-aliasing|here]].
  
 
==Tips and tricks==
 
==Tips and tricks==
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==Alternatives==
 
==Alternatives==
[http://tucaneando.com/index.html Tucan Manager] available in the [[official repositories]] through the {{Pkg|tucan}} package.
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[http://tucaneando.com/index.html Tucan Manager] available in the AUR through the {{AUR|tucan}}{{Broken package link|{{aur-mirror|tucan}}}} package.
  
 
[http://ugetdm.com/ uGet] available in the [[official repositories]] through the {{Pkg|uget}} package (GTK).
 
[http://ugetdm.com/ uGet] available in the [[official repositories]] through the {{Pkg|uget}} package (GTK).
  
[[pyLoad]] available in [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=34434 AUR].
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[[pyLoad]] available in AUR: {{AUR|pyload}}.
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[https://github.com/mcrapet/plowshare plowshare] available in AUR: {{AUR|plowshare-git}} (CLI).
  
[http://code.google.com/p/plowshare/ plowshare] available in [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=24601 AUR] (CLI).
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[http://wordrider.net/freerapid/ FreeRapid Downloader] available in AUR: {{AUR|freerapid}} (Java).
  
[http://wordrider.net/freerapid/ FreeRapid Downloader] available in [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/freerapid/ AUR] (Java).
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==Troubleshooting==
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=== Application not resizing with WM, menus immediately closing ===
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see [[Java#Applications not resizing with WM, menus immediately closing]]

Latest revision as of 11:16, 27 February 2016

JDownloader is a Download Manager written in Java. JDownloader can download normal files, but also files from online file hosting services like Rapidshare.com.

Installation

Install jdownloader2AUR from the AUR.

For running JDownloader you need Java installed. OpenJDK is recommended, it works flawlessly with jDownloader.

Running

Use the command jdownloader to start JDownloader. When you just installed JDownloader from AUR, this will run the update tool to download some required files for JDownloader, else this will start JDownloader directly.

Configuration

When you first start JDownloader you can choose your preferred language and also your download directory. On the next window, JDownloader asks you if you want to install FlashGot, a Firefox extension. I recommend clicking on Cancel. If you want this extension, you can still download it through the official mozilla addons website.

If you enable the Light(GTK) theme and the fonts appear to lack anti-aliasing, modify ~/.bashrc as appropriate following the directions here.

Tips and tricks

Making JDownloader faster

In its default configuration, JDownloader is very slow and uses a lot of resources. You can atleast make it a bit faster by applying the following changes in the Settings Tab.

Choose General and then turn the logging level to OFF.

Choose User Interface and then switch the style to Light(GTK). (If you're using GNOME).

Alternatives

Tucan Manager available in the AUR through the tucanAUR[broken link: archived in aur-mirror] package.

uGet available in the official repositories through the uget package (GTK).

pyLoad available in AUR: pyloadAUR.

plowshare available in AUR: plowshare-gitAUR (CLI).

FreeRapid Downloader available in AUR: freerapidAUR (Java).

Troubleshooting

Application not resizing with WM, menus immediately closing

see Java#Applications not resizing with WM, menus immediately closing