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Automatically show/hide download panel/button

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How do I make it so that firefox automatically show the download panel or download button (either way is fine) AND automatically hides the button (not just panel) when the downloaded file is opened? (perhaps a setting to automatically clear the history?)

I tried searching around but couldn't find a solution for automatically hiding the button. There used to be a config option to automatically delete download history. but I can't find it anymore (I'm on firefox 119)

Thanks for the help.

How do I make it so that firefox automatically show the download panel or download button (either way is fine) AND automatically hides the button (not just panel) when the downloaded file is opened? (perhaps a setting to automatically clear the history?) I tried searching around but couldn't find a solution for automatically hiding the button. There used to be a config option to automatically delete download history. but I can't find it anymore (I'm on firefox 119) Thanks for the help.

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If you right-click the download button you should see an option Hide Button When Empty.

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I didn't describe it well, but that's not what I was looking for. I want the downloads button to show up when I download something, to hide when the list is empty, AND for an item to automatically be cleared from a list once I've clicked on it once. Right now there's only the option to clear all downloads at once manually, which is not that convenient.

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You can find "Remove From History" in the right-click context menu of an item. This removes the file from the browsing history unlike Delete that removes the downloaded file.

Downloads are considered history items: clearing history removes corresponding download items and vice versa.

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