With this version, JDownloader comes with a complete GUI rewrite. Beside lots of new and fixed plug-ins, we present you with many new and useful features. Even though we had a beta phase of various weeks, there may still be some bugs, so do not hesitate to contact us in IRC or the forum.
We'd like to give you a short summary of the most important changes here.
Now there are various options to boost JDownloader's GUI speed; Disabling advanced effects in the interface configuration, disabling window decoration, or switching to the low-performance-style (first style in list).
Most of our premium users know: “To use a premium account, you have to activate premium globally”. This has NOT changed. But the Global premium switch now provides more features… Click it with the left mousebutton, and you enable/disable premium globally. A right click invokes the premium-quickmenu enabling you to open your favourite hoster's configuration as fast. The quick-Premium button is located at the bottom-left corner.
We now use hoster's logo instead of text. We will only use their logo if we have the hosters' permission.
If you like to use custom hoster icons, just create an icon with the hoster's domain in jd_home\jd\img\hosterlogos
for example: jd_home\jd\img\hosterlogos\mysamplehoster.com.png
The icons have to be in .png format, and should be 16×16 Pixel.
The new Stop-Sign feature allows you to mark a download or package, after which the download will stop. Right click on any download link or Filepackage to set the Stop-Sign to prevent further downloads from starting after the selected one.
By now, you are probably used to the fact that JDownloader handles links from top to bottom. This is still true, except you can now set priority to links or packages. A prioritized link will always start before others. If you like to download a certain link NOW, you no longer have to move it to the list's head. Just right click → and give it a priority from -1 to 3. You can even assign priority in the Linkgrabber.
The Linkgrabber has been optimized. It comes totally rewritten and provides packaging by drag&drop, filtering file types, online- and status checks, hoster selection, and much more. The Linkgrabber's configuration allows you to disable the filecheck or to edit a static filterlist. Using this list, you can filter special file types, hoster, etc. The filter is based on regular expressions which match on the URL or filename. Double click on packages or links to open its file(package) information. Right click on various packages to set the destination for all together.
Balloons which pop-up at the right bottom inform you about important events. Of course, this feature can be disabled. Moreover, JD shows you more detailed info about what it is doing; A filterable log helps you to find previous events.
Most options now have a header. Clicking this header usually leads you to the concerned knowledge base site. If you need detailed help for a certain feature, try to press ctrl+shift and move our mouse over any component.
Double click on a download link and you will receive detailed info about its download destination, source, and transfer details.
Double click on a package and you will get detailed package information. You are even able to change download destination, package name, archive password, or the package comment.