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Want to open download manager window in a new tab, how to do it?

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I want set the preference to open the new download manager window (Show all downloads) in a new tab. I have seen this happen so i know this happens, i just want to know how?

Regards.

Modified by Prateek shukla

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Maybe i wasn't clear enough. I want the downloads window to open in the new tab when i click on show all downloads in the new downloads arrow.

i think this is not possible, see if is useful to create a bookmark on the Bookmarks Toolbar and set the location to about:downloads.

see if the next add-on is for you : Downloads in Tab add-on


There is setting in the bookmarks to make them open in sidebar always, i wanted to know if there is a setting to make them open in new tab always, individually of course.

from context menu (right click), you know that already


thanks again

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ideato
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Hello shukla44, type about:downloads in the location (or address bar) and you have it.

thank you

Question owner

This is helpful.

Maybe i wasn't clear enough. I want the downloads window to open in the new tab when i click on show all downloads in the new downloads arrow.

One little question more: There is setting in the bookmarks to make them open in sidebar always, i wanted to know if there is a setting to make them open in new tab always, individually of course. I don't a global setting to open all bookmarks in new tab.

Thanks in advance.

ideato
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617 solutions 4263 answers

Chosen Solution

Maybe i wasn't clear enough. I want the downloads window to open in the new tab when i click on show all downloads in the new downloads arrow.

i think this is not possible, see if is useful to create a bookmark on the Bookmarks Toolbar and set the location to about:downloads.

see if the next add-on is for you : Downloads in Tab add-on


There is setting in the bookmarks to make them open in sidebar always, i wanted to know if there is a setting to make them open in new tab always, individually of course.

from context menu (right click), you know that already


thanks again

cor-el
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You can only open the about:downloads page in a tab via the "Show All Downloads" link when you are in Private Browsing mode. Otherwise you need to use a bookmark or open the page otherwise (see about:about)

Question owner

thanks a lot for your clarifications. I have done the bookmark thing and i am happy with the sidebar downloads.

I didn't know about private browing showing tabs for downloads. That's where i saw that.

Thanks again. Regards.

prassel 0 solutions 2 answers

Is there a way to get the Download Tab behaviour from Private Browsing the default during normal sessions?

The 'Downloads in Tab' add-on stopped working a long time ago (during 2011). It only works if it's set to automatically open when a download starts. If you click 'Show All Downloads' you get the default window...

cor-el
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You can create a bookmark to open the about:downloads page in a tab (middle-click) or a window (Shift and left-click) or use a bookmark with a keyword (ad) and use that instead.