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    Default Stop Background Downloads on Hotspot?

    Hi team, haven't been around for a while.

    I rarely use my cell phone as a hotspot but it is important when I do. The last two times I did this (a month apart in each case) the laptop gobbled up 1GB of data in a 20 minutes. No youtube, no large pics, no simple answer for me.

    The laptop is configured to only freely download when not on a metered connection. Maybe I missed a setting. Or maybe a hotspot isn't known as metered.

    I do normally have a lot of Firefox tabs open but they are usually up to date.

    Any thoughts?

    Cheers Winston

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    Default Re: Stop Background Downloads on Hotspot?

    You do need to set the hotspot as metered if that hasn't already been done. That metered connection is a per connection setting.
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    Default Re: Stop Background Downloads on Hotspot?

    Cool and thanks. A good point and I will check that next time.

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