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Chrome Extension to Remove the Download Bar Automatically


How to Remove the Download Bar in Chrome




Do you find the download bar in Chrome annoying or distracting? Do you wish you could get rid of it and enjoy a cleaner browsing experience? If so, you are not alone. Many Chrome users are looking for ways to remove the download bar from their browser window. In this article, we will show you how to do that with some simple methods.


What is the Download Bar and Why You Might Want to Remove It




The Download Bar is a feature that shows the progress and status of your downloads at the bottom of the browser window




Whenever you download a file in Chrome, a bar appears at the bottom of your browser window. This bar shows you the name, size, speed, and remaining time of your download. It also lets you pause, resume, cancel, or open your downloads. You can also click on the "Show all" button to see all your downloads in a new tab.




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You might want to remove it if you find it distracting, annoying, or unnecessary




While some people might find the download bar useful and convenient, others might find it annoying and distracting. For example, you might not want to see a constant reminder of your downloads at the bottom of your screen. You might also want to save some vertical space and make your browser window bigger. Or you might prefer to use keyboard shortcuts or other methods to manage your downloads.


How to Remove the Download Bar in Chrome with Extensions




There are several extensions that can hide or disable the download bar in Chrome




One of the easiest ways to remove the download bar in Chrome is to use an extension. There are many extensions that can do this for you, but we will mention three of them here. You can find them in the Chrome Web Store and install them with a few clicks.


AutoHideDownloadsBar




This extension lets you customize how and when the download bar appears and disappears. You can choose to hide it automatically after a certain delay, or only when there are no active downloads. You can also choose what happens when you click on the extension icon, such as opening the downloads tab or showing the file location. You can also enable notifications for download status changes.


Close download bar




This extension adds a keyboard shortcut (Alt+W) to close the download bar quickly. This way, you can keep the download bar until you want to close it, without using your mouse. However, this extension does not have an option to bring back the download bar or open the downloads tab with a keyboard shortcut.


Disable Download Bar




This extension does exactly what its name says: it disables the download bar completely. You will not see it at all when you download something in Chrome. However, you can still use a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+J) to open the downloads tab and see your downloads there. You can also choose to hide or show the download tray from the extension settings.


How to Remove the Download Bar in Chrome with Chrome Flags




You can also use a hidden setting in Chrome called chrome://flags to disable the download bar




If you don't want to use an extension, you can also try a hidden setting in Chrome called chrome://flags. This is a page that contains experimental features and settings that are not yet available in the stable version of Chrome. Some of these features can change the way Chrome behaves, so use them with caution and at your own risk.


How to access chrome://flags and what to look for




To access chrome://flags, you need to type chrome://flags in the address bar and hit enter. You will see a warning message that says "Careful, these experiments may bite". You can ignore this message and proceed to the flags page. There, you will see a list of features that you can enable or disable by clicking on the drop-down menus next to them. You can also use the search box at the top to find a specific flag.


The flag that we are looking for is called "Enable download notification". This flag replaces the download bar with a notification that appears in the bottom-right corner of your screen. You can click on this notification to see your downloads or dismiss it. To enable this flag, you need to select "Enabled" from the drop-down menu next to it. You will then need to restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.


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How to enable the download bubble or the notification center option




If you want to try another alternative to the download bar, you can also enable another flag called "Enable download bubble". This flag replaces the download bar with a bubble that appears next to the address bar. You can click on this bubble to see your downloads or dismiss it. To enable this flag, you need to select "Enabled" from the drop-down menu next to it. You will then need to restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.


Another option is to enable a flag called "Enable download notification center". This flag replaces the download bar with a notification that appears in the system tray or the notification center of your operating system. You can click on this notification to see your downloads or dismiss it. To enable this flag, you need to select "Enabled" from the drop-down menu next to it. You will then need to restart Chrome for the changes to take effect.


Conclusion




Summary of the main points and tips




In this article, we have shown you how to remove the download bar in Chrome with some simple methods. You can use an extension, a chrome flag, or a combination of both to hide or disable the download bar and replace it with a notification, a bubble, or nothing at all. Here are some tips to remember:


  • Choose an extension that suits your preferences and needs. Some extensions offer more customization options than others.



  • Be careful when using chrome flags, as they are experimental features that may not work as expected or cause problems with your browser.



  • Use keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+J) or bookmarks (chrome://downloads) to access your downloads tab if you need to see or manage your downloads.



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