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October 12, 2023

How to Get Downloads to Appear at Bottom of Screen in Chrome

Google is rolling out a new design for the download pane (or bar) in Chrome. It will replace the traditional download button at the bottom of the browser with a menu in the top right on the toolbar. This change will make the downloads panel (bar) look more similar to Microsoft Edge and Firefox.

Normally, when something is downloading on the computer, a window will pop up that will let the user monitor its progress and even pause it. However, if you’re using the most popular web browsers like Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or Firefox, this feature is no longer there. Instead, users have to manually open a folder or search for files in order to see what is being downloaded on their browsers.

Many users have expressed their dissatisfaction with the new UI, especially in the form of questions on the Chrome subreddit. Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to get the download bar to appear again. The following steps will show you how to disable the new download tray and enable the old button at the bottom of the screen. The process is simple and takes only a couple of minutes to complete. Once you do, you’ll have a much better overview of all your downloads and won’t have to worry about accidentally removing them from the computer.