How to Enable Internet Download Manager in Firefox

By Naomi Bolton

The Mozilla Firefox browser has integrated downloading capabilities but, if your job involves downloading a lot of files from the Internet, it is more efficient to use a dedicated download manager. Internet Download Manager is a stand-alone program with browser integration that allows you to perform batch downloads, queue up files for downloading and speed up downloads. When you install the software it is automatically integrated with Firefox but you can check that everything is enabled correctly.

Download and install the latest version of the Internet Download Manager software (link in Resources.)

Click "OK" to restart the Firefox browser and complete the Internet Download Manager browser integration.

Click "Downloads" from the Internet Download Manager menu bar and then click "Options."

Click the "General" tab and ensure that there is a check mark next to "Mozilla Firefox" in the Capture Downloads From the Following Browsers section.

Click the "Edit" button next to "Customize IDM Menu Items in Context Menu of Browsers" and then click the "Firefox and other Mozilla Based" tab.

Click the check boxes next to "Download with IDM" and "Download All Links with IDM" if these are not enabled yet.

Click the "Firefox" button on the top-left of your browser and then click "Add-Ons."

Click "Extensions" and ensure that the "IDM CC" extension is enabled. Click the "Enable" button and restart your Firefox browser if it is disabled.


Click "Help" on the Internet Download Manager menu bar and then click "Check for Updates" to ensure that you have the latest version of the program installed on your computer.