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Unlike a previous question, I am wondering if there is a way to sort by time left or file size or any other attribute on the All Downloads (Ctrl-J) page in Chrome.

If there is, how is it done?

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No, there is no way to do this. The downloads are sorted by the order they were downloaded in. Chrome has a helpful icon that fills up as your downloads complete, providing a way to see how close to completion any download is. Also, download times depend on the download speed, which may change throughout the download. It may not be a good idea to keep changing the list of downloads based on the time left (or the download speed essentially).

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Thanks, Jay - I was hoping that wasn't the case. <Sigh/>. (Side note - what would prevent the list from reordering if it were to be sorted on time left, for example?) – warren Aug 10 '11 at 19:37
Well, if I was designing the sorting function I would make the sorting insensitive to minute changes. So only sort if speed changes by +/- 500 KB/s, which will prevent the list from being sorted continuously and still give a pretty good estimate. – TookTheRook Aug 10 '11 at 19:43

Is [there] a way to sort by time left or file size or any other attribute on the All Downloads page in Chrome?

Not a built-in way, but there are extensions that give you better control over the history and downloads, including the ability to re-order the items:

(Some of these extensions have been available since the extension gallery first opened.)

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