Chrome download bar good or bad? when you start to download a file, download bar shows progress of file download and time remaining and also allows you to open downloaded file when done, you can always navigate to downloaded folder by selecting show file in folder. That’s what Chrome download bar currently does.
But here is something that annoys user as it occupies bottom of screen and doesn’t goes away when file download is over. When you open new tab the damn bar still there at the bottom you need to click on x (close) icon to close the bar that’s annoying.
New downloads UI flag no more
It seems as if Google not going to get rid of this download shelf but to be honest new Downloads UI flag has been offered in dev. version in the past which when enabled disables Chrome download bar and implements new UI. But we don’t know when some how Google removed that flag from about:flags, reminds us flags are experimental features break or change or disappear at any time.
Get rid of annoying Chrome’s download bar
Is there any other way that user can find solution or workaround to this probably through an extension ?, yes a developer came with Always Clear Downloads extension which hides or automatically closes download bar when file downloads are finished.
Though main aim of the extension creation is to clear download entries automatically which chrome doesn’t offer, but you can still able to clear download history manually from clear browsing data dialog and good thing this extension offers even developer doesn’t mentions on extension page is it dismisses download bar when download completed something that you, me and majority of Chrome users want.
Though this extension clears list of downloaded files from Chrome://downloads page you can still access them by clicking on open downloads folder. This extension seems serve our purpose and takes download entries away.
What do you say about this extension?shouldn’t this be default behavior in chrome ?share with us in comments.