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How to disable download notification in taskbar?

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In addition to the Downloads window, I also get a little notification that appears from the taskbar to let me know that a download has completed. How can I disable it? I've checked Tools, Control Panel, the Taskbar options/properties, as well as the Add-on Manager (thinking maybe it was an extension that I added a while back). The option/feature doesn't show up anywhere. What am I missing here?? I want to turn it off.

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That is controlled by a hidden preference.

Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter.
If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.

Filter = browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete
double-click that pref to toggle it to False, then restart Firefox.

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That is controlled by a hidden preference.

Type about:config in the URL bar and hit Enter.
If you see the warning, you can confirm that you want to access that page.

Filter = browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete
double-click that pref to toggle it to False, then restart Firefox.

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Thanks for your help.

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Although your reply is only a few weeks old, I correctly followed the steps to your solution, which did not work. The download manager windows continue to pop up.

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That pref is about the notification that you get in the corner right of the Windows Taskbar.

If you do not want to see the Download Manager then see:

  • Tools > Options > General : Downloads : "Show the Download window when downloading a file"
  • Tools > Options > General : Downloads : "Close it when all downloads are finished"