Shutdown computer automatically after completing downloads, when using Firefox

It is often boring to wait for all the download files to get complete, in order to shut down the system, especially when you are downloading files with large sizes. You have no other option but to wait for the download to complete. At the same time, you cannot utilize the waiting time in surfing that consumes heavy data, because it will lower down the internet connection speed and your download will take more time to complete.

Suppose you want to go to sleep, but still have few huge files in the downloading state, what you will do in that instance of time? Either you need to wake up for the whole night to see the progress of your downloads or leave it as it is which will put a load on your electricity bill. Hence, what is the solution now that will serve the best solution to your problem? The solution is to get the new add-on for Mozilla Firefox-‘Auto ShutDown NG’.

Auto ShutDown NG will shut down your system automatically after completing downloads. So you need not to wait for your download files to complete so as to shut down your system.

 Add Auto ShutDown NG to Firefox

To get Auto ShutDown NG to your Firefox browser, you just need to follow simple steps that are mentioned below:

Auto ShutDown NG Firefox

Open Firefox and go to Tools. Click on Add-ons.

Type ‘Auto ShutDown NG’ in the search box above and click on the search button.

Shut Down your system automatically after completing downloads

Click on ‘Install’ button next to Auto ShutDown NG to install Auto ShutDown NG to your Firefox. It hardly takes any time to get download and install.

Shut Down your system automatically after completing downloads

Here are the simple steps that you need to follow to enable Auto ShutDown NG after the download completes:

Open Firefox and click on Tools. Click on Add-ons that is there under the Tools. Click on ‘Extension’ on the left hand side and then click on Options that is there just next to Auto ShutDown NG.

Shut Down your system automatically after completing downloads

Shut down computer automatically after completing downloads

To configure your Preferences, click on Open Preference. Finally, click on thr Command drop-down list, and select [Shutdown] Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Shut down computer automatically after completing downloads

If you want, you can also set Notification time, as well. When done, click on Save.

Shut Down your system automatically after completing downloads


So from now on, whenever you start any download on Firefox and you want to shut down your system after that, then you just need to click on the ‘Auto ShutDown NG’ button that will be there on the upper right hand side of the Firefox window.

As soon as you click, it will turn to red in color, which indicate its activation. You will now not need to wait for your downloads to get finished, in order to manually shut down your system. Your Windows PC will automatically shut down.

Click here to download the add-on for your Mozilla Firefox browser. It is very effective In nature and takes hardly any time to get installed.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

One Comment

  1. Alex

    Thanks Anand, this make me happy because my bandwidth internet very fast if night time, and i’m always downloading on midnight… sometimes, i must wake up to shutdown my pc with manually after download something. But, after reading this post, that’s really2 help me to shutdown my pc without wake up again…and i’m downthemall users too..that’s really awesome which integrated with downthemall too.. 🙂

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