Chrome (Dev): If you're downloading a file in Chrome, you have to watch the little bar at the bottom for a vague green circle to fill. If you'd rather get a bit more information (and you're running the Chrome Dev channel), you can enable this flag to put your downloads in Google's notification tray.
As Google+ user Benjamin Staneck points out, in the newest version of Chrome in the Dev channel, you can enable a flag to show your downloads in a Google notification card. This is handier than the current method which is only visible in one window and doesn't really offer much information. To turn it on, follow these steps:
- Visit chrome://flags/#enable-download-notification by copying this text and pasting it in your browser.
- Select "Enable" from the drop down menu.
- Click "Relaunch now."
If you're not on the most bleeding edge version of Chrome, you probably don't have too long to wait for this feature to arrive for you as well. This will likely end up pushed to the beta and eventually stable channels in the near future. Until then, those on the dev channel can try it out and sort out all the kinks.