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I'm missing the download bar in Chrome. The bar that showed up each time I downloaded a file. (Not CTRL+J).

I got it on my old computer. Have they removed it or are there a configuration option?

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I'm running Chrome 15.0.874.121 (WinXP) and the download bar appears whenever I download a file. I see no option to change this behaviour. Have you tried downloading different file types? I wonder if certain file types are set to 'always open'? What if you right-mouse on a download link and select 'Save link as...'? – w3dk Nov 28 '11 at 10:02
I never see it at my Win7 computer and I've not changed any options – jgauffin Nov 28 '11 at 10:32
@HaydnWVN: That is the downloads 'page' (the same as hitting CTRL+J as mentioned in the question). The downloads 'bar' appears at the bottom of the window to show current downloads only. – w3dk Nov 28 '11 at 11:11
Ahhh, sorry w3d. Answer removed :) – HaydnWVN Nov 29 '11 at 10:23
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Type chrome://flags in the URL bar. If a page loads look for 'New Downloads UI'. Disable it if it's enabled.

P.S: These options might not be available in your Chrome version.

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That worked. thanks. – jgauffin Nov 30 '11 at 11:40

Now there is no solution to hide the download bar automatically or display it manually, but google chrome team confirmed HERE that they are working on this issue.

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It have never appeared on this computer. I do not want to autohide it, just the default behaviour (i.e. it shows when I click to download a file) – jgauffin Nov 28 '11 at 10:34
Have you tried to re-install Chrome/install newer version? – Hatake Kakashi Nov 29 '11 at 2:50

I encountered this disappering download bar when having 99 files downloaded with the same name to the default folder. The file names will have different numbers appended: file(99).pdf.

After I deleted/moved these files elsewhere, the download bar re-appeared. :)

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From what I can see, this feature isn't built into Chrome. I downloaded and extension that shows speed as well as manages the downloads folder. Here's the link

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Please quote the essential parts of the answer from the reference link, as the answer can become invalid if the linked page changes or the target site is unreachable/permanently offline. – DavidPostill Sep 29 '14 at 16:49

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