Be able to minimize to tray at startup

Topics: Feature Requests
Jul 10, 2011 at 4:32 AM

I think it would be useful to be able to have Pull start minimized in the system tray when windows starts. Also having a right-click tray menu showing options like: pause/resume all downloads, cancel all downloads, preferences, exit, max download speed.

Maybe an independent schedule for each rss feed too?

How about be able to change the order of each element within the queue?

Coordinator
Jul 11, 2011 at 8:27 AM

1) I think it would be useful to be able to have Pull start minimized in the system tray when windows starts.

Very much against the design guideline for Pull. We are a Windows 7 focused tool and the tray isn't very focused anymore, much better to have applications running and using jump lists for those features.

2) pause/resume all downloads, cancel all downloads, preferences, exit, max download speed.

I like those ideas, will look at making them part of jump lists.

3) Maybe an independent schedule for each rss feed too?

Only "schedule" we have is update all every X hours, are you looking for a way to say feed every X hours and other feeds every Y hours or more fine grain control?

4) How about be able to change the order of each element within the queue?

Can you explain why you want this? Not understanding the use case for this.

Jul 11, 2011 at 3:16 PM
Edited Jul 11, 2011 at 7:35 PM

- Very much against the design guideline for Pull. We are a Windows 7 focused tool and the tray isn't very focused anymore, much better to have applications running and using jump lists for those features.

Yes, i think you are right about that one. Still, it would be nice if at least there was an option to make it start minimized discreetly in the taskbar.

- I like those ideas, will look at making them part of jump lists.

Thank you.

- Only "schedule" we have is update all every X hours, are you looking for a way to say feed every X hours and other feeds every Y hours or more fine grain control?

Yes, exactly. For example: podcast #1 would wait 48 hours between update checks, podcast #2 wait 4 hours, podcast #3 wait 168 hours, and so on. Some of the podcasts i check are daily, but i just listen to the one on fridays and that´s it. Or maybe something like this for each feed?: http://i56.tinypic.com/21j17w9.jpg

I forgot to suggest adding the option to download at most x amount of files for each feed if independent update checks are to be implemented so it won't download every podcast added since last check.

- Can you explain why you want this? Not understanding the use case for this.

Yes, you are right about that one too. I just thought it would be cool to be able to change the order of the queue.

I´m currently using the ancient getright download manager to download podcasts, but it is quite buggy, it´s author practically abandoned it some years ago and very often chokes with all cnet.com podcasts: http://i52.tinypic.com/2nkjhok.jpg, http://i55.tinypic.com/99fbz7.jpg, http://i56.tinypic.com/2r61u11.jpg, http://i55.tinypic.com/34r82dz.jpg

 

Coordinator
Jul 12, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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Jul 12, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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Coordinator
Jul 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Added feature requests for jump list (http://pull.codeplex.com/workitem/15) and at most x number of download (http://pull.codeplex.com/workitem/16). Need to think about the schedule one a bit, I like the idea but it is a fairly massive change to the way pull works.