When you download something say a file in Mozilla Firefox browser a green bar starts occupying the browser's icon on task-bar that shows the overall progress of download(s) going on .But, I want to disable this feature. How can I disable the feature ? Also give a way to enable it too.

1 Answer 1


Don't allow me be the bearer of bad news.

It seems the progress bar overlay is implemented by Firefox, so I doubt if you can disable on Windows. There seems to be no way to disable it on Firefox currently.

However, according to an answer given to this same issue, a possible solution may be to edit certain files in the Firefox Download API that makes it think the download is complete.

You may want to read this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/969790#answer-477588

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .