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Firefox seems to forget download history after a few seconds + Downloads panel does not open
So this issue just started and it's really annoying.
In order to actually see the downloads, I first have to enable the menu bar and then go Tools -> Downloads
Clicking the ↓ button should open a panel of recent downloads but nothing appears when I click on it. Furthermore, the "download complete" notification that this panel provides are no longer present.
The animation for the panel still works though.
Is there a solution to this?
Updating to version 100 has solved the issue.Read this answer in context 👍 0
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You can also get the Downloads section of the Library through the 3 bar menu > Downloads. What do you mean by "The animation ... still works though"? Trying a new profile is a quick way of testing whether it's your profile or the software (presumably your distro's version).
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/diagnose-firefox-issues-using-troubleshoot-mode https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems (also deals with hardware acceleration)
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-remove-switch-firefox-profiles https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_what-information-is-stored-in-my-profile
What do you mean by "The animation ... still works though"?
The circular progress bar that replaces the button while files are downloading.
Trying a new profile is a quick way of testing whether it's your profile or the software (presumably your distro's version).
Dealing with multiple profiles is a mess. But the panel acts normal in a private window.
Something obviously broke. The question is what & why. There is nothing that should interfere with it.
I'll check the extensions later and see if any of them is doing wonky things.
Note that you can possibly open about:downloads via a bookmark.
Updating to version 100 has solved the issue.