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Firefox 20 Download Manager

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Firefox 20 Download Manager

Now uses something called a library with acres of wasted space - I hate it
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Re: Firefox 20 Download Manager

Toggle browser.download.useToolkitUI to get the old download manager window back.
The big list of downloads was and still is kept as part of the history, I think the new thing takes you into the history "Library".
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Re: Firefox 20 Download Manager

Already tried that and it loses my download history but even worse it still uses the stupid icon and wasted space layout
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Re: Firefox 20 Download Manager

Jim,
Have you tried https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-statusbar ?
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Re: Firefox 20 Download Manager

I haven't but Firefox 20 seems to have broken it
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Re: Firefox 20 Download Manager

Well I right clicked on the stoopid arrow icon and pressed customize, from there I dragged the icon from the browser into the customised toolbar. Now stoopid icon Is gone.
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Re: Firefox 20 Download Manager

But you no longer get a progress indication on big downloads.

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Re: Firefox 20 Download Manager

I have just downloaded some large (750MB) files and got a progress bar.
Or are you talking about with the Download Statusbar addon - which I don't have?

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Re: Firefox 20 Download Manager

Me neither - the silly down-arrow turns into a little progress bar when you download something.
I use my browser full-screen, so I just moved the arrow from the top left of the screen to the extreme right.