Gnutella Forums  

Go Back   Gnutella Forums > Current Gnutella Client Forums > LimeWire+WireShare (Cross-platform) > New Feature Requests
Register FAQ The Twelve Commandments Members List Calendar Arcade Find the Best VPN Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

New Feature Requests Your idea for a cool new feature. Or, a LimeWire annoyance that has to get changed.

Welcome To Gnutella Forums

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, fun aspects such as the image caption contest and play in the arcade, and access many other special features after your registration and email confirmation. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! (click here) (Note: we use Yandex mail server so make sure yandex is not on your email filter or blocklist.)

If you have any problems with the Gnutella Forum registration process or your Gnutella Forum account login, please contact us (this is not for program use questions.) Your email address must be legitimate and verified before becoming a full member of the forums. Please be sure to disable any spam filters you may have for our website, so that email messages can reach you.
Note: Any other issue with registration, etc., send a Personal Message (PM) to one of the active Administrators: Lord of the Rings or Birdy.

Once registered but before posting, members MUST READ the FORUM RULES (click here) and members should include System details - help us to help you (click on blue link) in their posts if their problem relates to using the program. Whilst forum helpers are happy to help where they can, without these system details your post might be ignored. And wise to read How to create a New Thread

Thank you

If you are a Spammer click here.
This is not a business advertising forum, all member profiles with business advertising will be banned, all their posts removed. Spamming is illegal in many countries of the world. Guests and search engines cannot view member profiles.

           Deutsch?              Español?                  Français?                   Nederlands?
   Hilfe in Deutsch,   Ayuda en español,   Aide en français et LimeWire en françaisHulp in het Nederlands

Forum Rules

Support Forums

Before you post to one of the specific Client Help and Support Conferences in Gnutella Client Forums please look through other threads and Stickies that may answer your questions. Most problems are not new. The Search function is most useful. Also the red Stickies have answers to the most commonly asked questions. (over 90 percent).
If your problem is not resolved by a search of the forums, please take the next step and post in the appropriate forum. There are many members who will be glad to help.
If you are new to the world of file sharing please do not be shy! Everyone was ‘new’ when they first started.

When posting, please include details for:
Your Operating System ....... Your version of your Gnutella Client (* this is important for helping solve problems) ....... Your Internet connection (56K, Cable, DSL) ....... The exact error message, if one pops up
Any other relevant information that you think may help ....... Try to make your post descriptive, specific, and clear so members can quickly and efficiently help you. To aid helpers in solving download/upload problems, LimeWire and Frostwire users must specify whether they are downloading a torrent file or a file from the Gnutella network.
Members need to supply these details >>> System details - help us to help you (click on blue link)


There are senior members on the forums who serve as Moderators. These volunteers keep the board organized and moving.
Moderators are authorized to: (in order of increasing severity)
Move posts to the correct forums. Many times, members post in the wrong forum. These off-topic posts may impede the normal operation of the forum.
Edit posts. Moderators will edit posts that are offensive or break any of the House Rules.
Delete posts. Posts that cannot be edited to comply with the House Rules will be deleted.
Restrict members. This is one of the last punishments before a member is banned. Restrictions may include placing all new posts in a moderation queue or temporarily banning the offender.
Ban members. The most severe punishment. Three or more moderators or administrators must agree to the ban for this action to occur. Banning is reserved for very severe offenses and members who, after many warnings, fail to comply with the House Rules. Banning is permanent. Bans cannot be removed by the moderators and probably won't be removed by the administration.

The Rules

1. Warez, copyright violation, or any other illegal activity may NOT be linked or expressed in any form. Topics discussing techniques for violating these laws and messages containing locations of web sites or other servers hosting illegal content will be silently removed. Multiple offenses will result in consequences. File names are not required to discuss your issues. If filenames are copyright then do not belong on these forums & will be edited out or post removed. Picture sample attachments in posts must not include copyright infringement.

2. Spamming and excessive advertising will not be tolerated. Commercial advertising is not allowed in any form, including using in signatures.

3. There will be no excessive use of profanity in any forum.

4. There will be no racial, ethnic, or gender based insults, or any other personal attacks.

5. Pictures may be attached to posts and signatures if they are not sexually explicit or offensive. Picture sample attachments in posts must not include copyright infringement.

6. Remember to post in the correct forum. Take your time to look at other threads and see where your post will go. If your post is placed in the wrong forum it will be moved by a moderator. There are specific Gnutella Client sections for LimeWire, Phex, FrostWire, BearShare, Gnucleus, Morpheus, and many more. Please choose the correct section for your problem.

7. If you see a post in the wrong forum or in violation of the House Rules, please contact a moderator via Private Message or the "Report this post to a moderator" link at the bottom of every post. Please do not respond directly to the member - a moderator will do what is required.

8. Any impersonation of a forum member in any mode of communication is strictly prohibited and will result in banning.

9. Multiple copies of the same post will not be tolerated. Post your question, comment, or complaint only once. There is no need to express yourself more than once. Duplicate posts will be deleted with little or no warning. Keep in mind a forum censor may temporarily automatically hold up your post, if you do not see your post, do not post again, it will be dealt with by a moderator within a reasonable time. Authors of multiple copies of same post may be dealt with by moderators within their discrete judgment at the time which may result in warning or infraction points, depending on severity as adjudged by the moderators online.

10. Posts should have descriptive topics. Vague titles such as "Help!", "Why?", and the like may not get enough attention to the contents.

11. Do not divulge anyone's personal information in the forum, not even your own. This includes e-mail addresses, IP addresses, age, house address, and any other distinguishing information. Don´t use eMail addresses in your nick. Reiterating, do not post your email address in posts. This is for your own protection.

12. Signatures may be used as long as they are not offensive or sexually explicit or used for commercial advertising. Commercial weblinks cannot be used under any circumstances and will result in an immediate ban.

13. Dual accounts are not allowed. Cannot explain this more simply. Attempts to set up dual accounts will most likely result in a banning of all forum accounts.

14. Video links may only be posted after you have a tally of two forum posts. Video link posting with less than a 2 post tally are considered as spam. Video link posting with less than a 2 post tally are considered as spam.

15. Failure to show that you have read the forum rules may result in forum rules breach infraction points or warnings awarded against you which may later total up to an automatic temporary or permanent ban. Supplying system details is a prerequisite in most cases, particularly with connection or installation issues.

Violation of any of these rules will bring consequences, determined on a case-by-case basis.

Thank You! Thanks for taking the time to read these forum guidelines. We hope your visit is helpful and mutually beneficial to the entire community.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 9th, 2001
Posts: n/a
Default Limewire for Power Users

There needs to be an "Advanced" mode in limewire that allows for more user control over the program and the interface.


1. User can disable "Community Tab" if he wants.
2. User can enter his own value for Connection Speed... not just the presets.
3. User can decide how many connections to have without Lime telling him it's too many for his connection speed.
4. User can decide maximum upload bandwidth as a descrete value and not as a slider percentage of one of the preset speeds.

These don't have to available by default... put a checkbox somewhere with a warning saying "Advanced users only! Checking this box may significantly reduce your performance!" And checking this either switches to "Advanced mode" or it lets the user pick and chose the features he wants, etc.

Also, why is it that when I click on someone who's downloading from me at 0.0KBps to disconnect him... I have to RACE to the kill button before he is unhighlighted automatically after a half a second?! This is just bizarre.

And why can't I filter modem users and firewalled users out of my search results? What if I want to share my files with all comers, but I don't want to download from some Grandma at 300bps!?

Stuff to think about.

Great prog, though Greg, et al.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 9th, 2001
Who made your avatar?
Join Date: July 5th, 2001
Location: Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 699
TruStarwarrior is flying high
Default Re: Limewire for Power Users

"Also, why is it that when I click on someone who's downloading from me at 0.0KBps to disconnect him... I have to RACE to the kill button before he is unhighlighted automatically after a half a second?! This is just bizarre."

This is a feature that inhibits people from killing their uploads (since 1.5). This increases the success percentile of uploads, making the Gnutella network more robust and reliable. In your case, it may be annoying if the user is taking years to download a file, but overall, it helps everyone out. This same feature may make someone think twice about killing your download.

"And why can't I filter modem users and firewalled users out of my search results? What if I want to share my files with all comers, but I don't want to download from some Grandma at 300bps!?"

You may not be able to filter the search results by connection, but many people put down false speed connections anyways. Some DSL users may say they are a modem user to avoid people downloading stuff from them (not exactly nice, but it happens). If you want to sort the results, double-click on the "speed" button. This sorts the connections. Double-clicking again will sort them backwards. I have attached a small picture that shows exactly where to click on the "Search" tab.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg speed.jpg (2.3 KB, 54 views)
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 3rd, 2001
Posts: n/a

One problem I have is getting out of the program. Since it degrades browsing performance (not to mention gaming), I'd like to get out [a] when all my downloads are complete (which I CAN tell) and [b] when all of my allowed uploads are done (which I can't, really).

I feel guilty cutting everyone off, but that's the way it works. I tried limiting my upload slots from 6 to 5 to 4 etc. as I saw an upload complete, but this did NOT work. With four uploads (and 3 per user max), I would see more than four different files uploading as they flashed by.

And here's a kicker: After disconnecting from the network, uploads would continue. The Disconnect button needs a popup window with four buttons: Immediately (kill current DLs/ULs), Completed Downloads (see below), Completed Transfers (ditto), and Cancel. That should cover all bases.

The second option is obvious in its functionality and could use a feature of the third: No new uploads are allowed after this point. The outgoing pipe would "shrink" until the final upload finished. The reason this would not necessarily be used on the second option is you might have a lot of downloads pending and you'd end up not sharing waiting for them to finish (effectively freeloading).

The could also be a check box that quits the program after the successful Disconnect. And play a tone, so I could hear it from another room.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 3rd, 2001
Who made your avatar?
Join Date: July 5th, 2001
Location: Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 699
TruStarwarrior is flying high

It's easy to tell LimeWire to continue its current uploads and not accept any new ones. Under Tools > Options, on the Uploads tab, put the max number of uploads to 0. LimeWire will let the currently runninng ones finish, but will not start any new ones. But unfortunately, there's no feature that will close it when it is done. Does minimizing to the system tray speed up your computer at all?
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NFL Power Rankings -*-|IRON|MAN|-*- Chat - Open Topics - The Lounge 0 October 19th, 2006 07:17 PM
Help! Power Outage caused corrupt file in Limewire Silence Storm Download/Upload Problems 2 June 16th, 2005 09:31 PM
Gnutella power ..answer me please!! abu ikrima General Gnutella Development Discussion 2 December 6th, 2003 02:11 PM
Help Needed Power Dvd Unregistered Open Discussion topics 0 March 16th, 2002 07:41 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

Copyright © 2020 Gnutella Forums.
All Rights Reserved.