Normally in Firefox if you want to download a file, it presents an on screen file download dialog with the options to open the file directly with a program, or to save the file. But unfortunately there is no option to show the file size that you are going to download. This small but important feature is missing from even the latest Firefox 4.0 betas. Information about the file size can be very useful sometimes if available in advance. For example some people stuck with slow connections might want to download a file only if a specific file is not too big and they can download it in a reasonable time on their slow Internet connection. Or some users might want to delegate the large download files to a windows download manager.
A very simple solution for the Firefox users is to download Show File Size extension and install it in their Firefox profile. It is a simple and tiny extension (only 3 KB in size). After installation it will show an extra piece of information about the file size you are going to download. See the above figure for an illustration. It is also compatible with the latest Firefox4.0 beta7.
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