The Firefox web browser displays a notification on the system whenever downloads complete in the browser. The notification shows up in the lower right corner of the screen, stays there for 2 seconds before it is closed automatically by an automated process. It reads "Downloads complete. All files have finished downloading.".
If you are fast enough, you can click on the second sentence of the notification to open the browser's download manager, but that can also easily be done with the shortcut Ctrl-J, or by clicking on the main Firefox button and selecting Downloads from the menu that opens up.
Firefox comes with options to remove the notification altogether, which may be useful for users who do not really need it or interact with it, or prolong it so that it remains visible for a longer time on the desktop.
Let me show you how you can manipulate both options:
You find a couple of related parameters here that you may find useful.
Mozilla introduced a new download panel in Firefox 19 Stable that replaced the old download manager window by default. You can disable that panel as well, instructions on how to do so is available here in this guide.Advertisement
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