Auto Shutdown PC after download completes in Firefox!

14 July 2008 By Ankit Duseja

Firefox has got a good inbuilt download manager but it still lacks many features that are offered by commercial download managers. One of those missing features is “Auto Shutdown after Download Completion”.


Firefox plugin “Auto Shutdown – InBasic” comes in role here. It simply shutdowns your computer when all the downloads running in Firefox are completed. It is a useful plugin and it gets handy when you are in hurry of leaving your system but you are stuck waiting for the download to get over.

It adds a checkbox right in the Firefox download window and an icon in Firefox status bar. Ticking the checkbox will download your computer when downloads are finished. This simple function makes this plugin step into one of the Firefox must have plugin’s.

auto-shut-down-firefox Before you use the plugin it sets its shutdown command that varies by operating system. This process is a bit confusing for non-geek’s. Here is how to simply do it. Right click the Auto-shutdown icon in Firefox status bar. Then open options. Now it asks to left click the power icon in status bar. This power icon is the same which you right-clicked in first step. Most of the people think that they have to click the power-icon in taskbar (near the clock in windows). Left click the Auto-Shutdown icon again and then it will confirm you the settings. Click OK. Then plugin is now ready to be used.

It also allows you to customize various options. You can set it to hibernate or even put your system in standby mode rather than shutting down. Best of all it is supported by Firefox 3 and weighs just 116KB.

Download Auto Shutdown Firefox plugin here.

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Internet, Irresistible Reviews, Miscellaneous, Software 1 comments


Nirmal says:

I’ll try this, generally I keep my Laptop on during night for some huge downloads.

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