Flashget for Linux 1.0.2 has released with BT/7.23 and 64-bit system support.If you used to be a Windows user,you might would like to install and configure Flashget in your Ubuntu machine.

Install Flashget:

Ubuntu user can download the deb package and double-click to install,then there should be a launcher “FlashGet” in Applications->Internet menu.

Source Package:http://bbs.flashget.com/download/flashget-1.0.2-0_en.tar.gz

RPM Package:http://bbs.flashget.com/download/flashget-1.0.2-0_en.noarch.rpm

Deb Package:http://bbs.flashget.com/download/flashget-1.0.2-0_en.noarch.deb

Configure Firefox Plugin for Flashget:

There’s a popular Firefox plugin called Flashgot that can launch download manager in Firefox.However,before install this plugin,we need to do following first:

1.Open up a terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and execute:

 gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/flashget/command '/usr/bin/flashget %s' --type String
gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/flashget/enabled --type Boolean true

2.Open Firefox and type about:config in address bar,then click “I’ll be careful,I promise!”

Right-click on blank area -> New ->Boolean -> network.protocol-handler.external.flashget -> true
Right-click on blank area again -> New -> String -> network.protocol-handler.app.flashget -> /usr/bin/flashget

3. Run this command:

sudo echo  -e  '#''!'"/bin/sh""\n""/usr/share/flashget/flashget "'$'"1" >/usr/bin/flashget

Now,install FlashGot plugin from this link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/220/

restart Firefox and go to Tools -> Add-ons -> Extensions -> FlashGot Preferences -> Click “add” in General tab and add FlashGet download manager (see the screenshot):

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