Replace Chrome’s Download Bar With An Elegant List And Icon

Replace Chrome’s Download Bar With An Elegant List And Icon

Chrome’s download shelf is serviceable, but not amazing. If you’d like a more streamlined interface — especially one that doesn’t eat up a chunk of screen space — then you should check out a recent extension called Downloadr.

Downloadr completely replaces the regular download bar the docks to the bottom of the browser with a toolbar icon. When clicked, rather than taking you to the in-built downloads page, a compact list appears with colour codes to identify ongoing, failed and completed files.

While it’s nice to have a page dedicated to searching through your downloads, for day-to-day browsing, Downloadr is an excellent compromise between form and functionality.

There is a caveat: As gHack’s Martin Brinkmann points out, the extension doesn’t handle download warnings as well as it should, but hopefully this will be improved in later versions.

Downloadr [Chrome Web Store, via gHacks]

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  • id like a manager like this, but with the ability to throttle individual downloads. any ideas guys?

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