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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.
Modified by ExileFox
Note that you can possibly open about:downloads via a bookmark.
Updating to version 100 has solved the issue.