I've got various downloads I'd like to get without impacting the rest of my office's connection speeds (we're on a pretty slow connection).

I was wondering if there was some way to easily add/remove download speed throttles within Chrome.

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    +1 How thoughtful to tamper your own performance for the good of others!
    – Ivo Flipse
    Oct 26, 2010 at 18:49
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    No, he just doesn't want to get caught. Nov 4, 2010 at 5:25

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Use Download Helper with an external download manager that supports throttling.

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    It should be mentioned that this is apparently a windows only plug-in. Jan 25, 2011 at 16:14
  • Should unflag this answer because this language is on the chrome addon installation page "We no longer provide this extension because most features were made in NPAPI and NPAPI is no longer supported in Chrome.". and this was the first hit on google "throttle chrome downloads" Nov 9, 2016 at 16:51
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    are there any alternatives? Jul 12, 2017 at 7:57

Use the developer tools, network tab to enable throttling.


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