Kapitel 14. Transferring Data from the Internet


14.1. Adding Transfers to the List
14.2. Adding Transfers from a File
14.3. Timer-Controlled Transfers

KGet is the download manager for KDE. It manages your transfers in a window. You can stop, resume, delete, queue, and add transfers. Start KGet from the main menu or by pressing Alt-F2 then entering kget.

When KGet is started for the first time, you can choose to have it integrated with Konqueror. If you integrate KGet with Konqueror, KGet is added to the system tray as an icon with a downward arrow. Click this arrow to view KGet transfers.

Abbildung 14.1. KGet


14.1. Adding Transfers to the List

To add a transfer, click File+Paste. Specify a URL then click OK. Finally, select where to save the downloaded file. The entry for the transfer is added to the main window of KGet and the download starts. Another way to add a transfer is to simply drag a file (for example, from an FTP server) from Konqueror and drop it in the main KGet window.

[Tip]Using the Drop Target

To occasionally add transfers to the list while not leaving the KGet window on the desktop all the time, select Settings+Show Drop Target and minimize the KGet window. Now you can drag and drop transfers to the blue arrow displayed instead.

Modify the preferences for your downloads by clicking Settings+Configure KGet.