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  • Ricky Barnaby Level 1 (25 points)

    Ricky, I get everything except "alt click on this file bottom left and it should download." Could you expand on this please?

    The file you should be clicking on is found inside the folder "other"

    The folder "other" should appear when you load the film or refresh the film.

    The folder "other" should be located on the bottom left of the inspector window, once invoked.

    If you can not see this file with the .flv file ending or similar it could be that

    you have the wrong page open on your inspector.

    If you look closely you will be able to see some small icons at the TOP of your inspector window (left).

    Click on the first one (icon) which i think is also reached through alt.cmd.1 or something like that.(sorry not sitting at my mac just now)

    Hopefully you can now see the file "other" and can open it to reveal the little sucker your after.

    Alt click on your desired .flv file and i would hope it will start to download for you.

  • Ricky Barnaby Level 1 (25 points)

    To the far right of the inspector you can also see the file url address. You can mark and copy past this url also but i simply alt click the file for the download directly.

  • dadadadaist Level 1 (0 points)

    bring it back apples!!

  • spooie Level 1 (0 points)

    Well... this is indeed a bummer.  I use the Activity window to download things from Youtube all the time.   Some that I just want to have in HD, others that I can't even view properly in Safari due to problems with Flash/Apple.


    Now that's all on the wayside.


    Found a copy of Safari 5.1.7, but can't install it due to the new version being embedded into the system.  Can't delete Safari 6 due to OSX requiring it to operate.  Don't have Timeline running, so I can't pull a Marty McFly on this.


    So, for the first time since I uploaded from 8.6 on my G4 PowerMac (when I was using Internet Explorer and, dare I say, Netscape Navigator), I have installed a browser other than Safari to use for the first time.


      Downloaded Firefox and installed with a Video Helper add-on.  Seems to work well for Youtube so far.  Though I can't tell if it is a direct file I'm downloading, or a converted one.




    Then again... Maybe this is an elaborate scheme to get people to use Timeline more?

  • Jeff Kash Level 1 (60 points)

    I just found a Firefox add on that works well. It is called Flash Video Downloader Youtube Downloader 3.6.7. This also works with CNN and NBCnews videos. The combination of Flash Video Downloader on Firefox and MacX YouTube Downloader on Safari, I can download all the content I need to.

  • MysticalOS Level 1 (15 points)

    Unfortunately downgrade isn't an option on 10.8


    i also feel it worth mentioning the activity window is for much more then just downloading specific files. while you can get hat with inspector fine. My main reason for using activity window is for viewing, ACTUAL ACTIVITY. Page load stalls, broken connections (ie host not found) or something. FIgure out why my page is loading slow, or not loading at all. These are things not replicated by the resource inspector. I even use activity window to assess download progress.


    For example, i open a page to watch a 42 min episode. the video starts stalling during playback so I open activity window to see the videos file size. I assess it's a 102MB .flv file. at a length of 42min playtime. i assess that for it to stream without pauses i need to have a download rate of 41.4kbps or greater. With activity window i can get a pretty good feel looking at the file download too wether or not the current rate is actually acceptable. if i'm unsure, i open activity monitor app and check network tab to see current bandwidth download rate to confirm.


    Basically, i can fully assess and diagnose a stream as functional or broken, and why. in event the download rate is not high enough to avoid pauses, i can further assess if it's bad enough to find a new source for video, or if it's off just barely and all it needs is a 3-5min pause to offset the difference, upon which i can return and hit play and see it through beginning to end with no pausing or stuttering from video buffering.


    That may seem like a lot of trouble, but it sounds more complicated in words then it really is, the activity window progress is very fast and seemless for me. It's something that's just been there for years. Activity window is more then just some hack people use to download video content, it's a tool with significant diagnostic uses that's invaluable to some.

  • Dudikowski Level 1 (0 points)

    Downloading Youtube video is not a problem in any browser. There is an extension availaible for all major browsers here.


    Install it and then just click on the new Download button on Youtube.



  • rcc Level 1 (0 points)

    Just want to add my vote to the brain deadness of removing Activity viewer. It seems that Apple is now dedicated to creating a simplified, but totally opaque, user experience. The kind of "we know what's best for you" that made me leave Windows for Apple over 15 years ago.


    I guess I'll need to switch to Firefox or Chrome. I don't know if it is just me, but when I logged in to comment, I couldn't copy and paste my password. I've seen this before in badly implemented (for users) websites.


    Since this follows on the heals of my just having to replace a 17" MacBook Pro with a refurb because Apple has decided to discontinue the 17" model, it leaves me wondering if this is the beginning of the end for my Apple relationship.

  • Jon2765 Level 1 (0 points)

    Forget Safari. Download Chrome and install the extension "FVD Video Downloader" and problem solved.

  • MHHagan Level 1 (0 points)

    Adding myself to the list of disgruntled debuggers that use the activity window religiously. I don't need to know all the other crap in the dev interface, I just want to know if $#17 is loading. God... what is your problem Apple?

  • HardingHarding Level 1 (0 points)

    There is still a simple way to get the downloading capability you got with the Activity Window. You just gotta take a few extra steps. Honestly I think Apple removed this as they are in the money grab over fighting piracy and illegal downloading of content. Crap move by Apple but there always seems to be a work around Thank GOD! I figured it out but I **** near dont want to post it on here in fear it will get removed on the next update.

  • Jeff Kash Level 1 (60 points)

    Do you have a way of sharing this with those of us who would like to know?

  • HardingHarding Level 1 (0 points)

    Is there a way to send direct messages? I literally JUST noticed they removed the activity window as I was looking to download some **** (no point in lying) and it took me all of 3 mins to poke around (pun intended) to find a way to still download embedded video and what not. Its been explained on here already but I guess its not as clear as it was for me. Let me know if there is a way to direct message I guess.

  • itmedia Level 1 (0 points)

    I was able to revert to 5.1.7 from Safari 6.  See #6 for caveat... not sure if this was just an issue with my machine.


    1. Go to /System/Library/StagedFrameworks
    2. Delete the "Safari" folder
    3. Google "Safari5.1.7LionManual.pkg" and download pkg
    4. Go to Applications folder.  Give read & write permissions to, then delete. 
    5. Open "Safari5.1.7LionManual.pkg" and run installer
    6. After the installation was finished, it didn't actually place Safari in the Applications folder, but I had a backup copy in my Time Machine archive.  I restored version 5.1.7 to Applications from my backup.
    7. Launch Safari, and it should be like nothing changed.
  • Zombiebird Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope I can solve this dilemma. It's not really gone, just changed around a bit.

    First of course, you need to show the Develop menu(Safari-Prefrences-Advanced-Show Developer Menu).

    Now, go to Develop-Show Page Resources.


    You will most likely need to get used to the new change, but this new way is actually more helpful, as it shows what is what, ie. images, video etc. Essentially this is exactly what the Window-Activity panel displayed, cleaned up and updated.


    No plugins needed.



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