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Id like a bandwidth limiting preference. A user defined max download rate setting for files downloaded in the downloads manager.

Reason, often when i download files my max rate of 150k/sec is completely consumed, as a consequence, web page loading in OmniWeb becomes inoperable or so badly crippled pages can take minutes to load. Additionally OW starves any other network application of all bandwidth thus killing the entire system. This becomes annoying when downloading Operating System ISO's.
It's always best to use the right tool for the job. If you download that many ISOs a web browser is probably not the best tool.

Open Terminal and use curl and its "--limit-rate" option. Like this:

curl --limit-rate 150K

Last edited by frankiec; 2008-07-11 at 11:14 PM..
Or if you don't mind to shell out some money look at Speed Download it's a download manager that integrates seamlessly with Safari, FF and OminWeb. With Speed Download not only can you limit the bandwith used for downloads you can also circumvent bandwith limits that other server may put on your downloads, by opening several connections simultaneously to a server even for one file.

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