A Speed Tweak in Internet Download Manager (IDM)
Internet Download Manager aka IDM is one of the most popular download managers today. The best part about it which I like is that it reuses the available connection to start a new connection thereby avoiding excess memory usage. Now, consider a case wherein the server from which you’re downloading the file offers say 10 connections for segmentation purposes. However, if you see the download progress window, you see that only eight connections (numbered 0-7) are actually active. Why?? Because that is the default setting. However, if you’ve messed around with its settings, you’d probably know how to change this behavior. For those who don’t, here’s how you do it :
- Start IDM.
- Click on Options or goto Downloads >> Options in the menubar.
- Click on the ‘Connection’ tab.
- Set the value of Default max conn. number to the maximum available value i.e. 16 (see image below)
Done. Now, check for the number of active connections the next time you download a resumable file.