X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.
Your Firefox is out of date and may contain a security risk! Upgrade Firefox

Support Forum

browser.download.useToolkitUI to true on the about:config to get old download panel Does NOT work. How do I get it back?

Posted

Firefox 26: The fix turning browser.download.useToolkitUI to true on the about:config does not work. How do I get rid of the library crap and get my download panel back?

Chosen solution

The Downloads window is gone in Firefox 26. The browser.download.usetoolkitui preference has been removed. If you still see it in about:config, it's because you previously customized its value. Right-click it and choose Reset; it will be gone the next time you start Firefox.

I believe the plan was always to replace the Downloads window with the Downloads Panel and the Library category. Since its code hadn't been maintained, it had several issues, like incompatibility with per-window private browsing.

If you have suggestions for improvements to the Downloads Panel or the Library category, you can file enhancement bug reports.

You can also try the following add-on.

Read this answer in context 7
Post a Reply

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.9 r900
  • VLC media player Web Plugin 2.1.0
  • Google Update
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • SumatraPDF Browser Plugin
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0

More Information

Gingerbread Man
  • Top 25 Contributor
221 solutions 920 answers

Chosen Solution

The Downloads window is gone in Firefox 26. The browser.download.usetoolkitui preference has been removed. If you still see it in about:config, it's because you previously customized its value. Right-click it and choose Reset; it will be gone the next time you start Firefox.

I believe the plan was always to replace the Downloads window with the Downloads Panel and the Library category. Since its code hadn't been maintained, it had several issues, like incompatibility with per-window private browsing.

If you have suggestions for improvements to the Downloads Panel or the Library category, you can file enhancement bug reports.

You can also try the following add-on.

Modified by Gingerbread Man

Was this helpful to you? 7
Reply

Question owner

Thank you for your answer :)

best regards

Was this helpful to you? 0
Reply
Fixitman 0 solutions 19 answers

Helpful Reply

Screw the incompatibilities, fix this, and get rid of the other elements that are causing the problems. Who ever uses private browsing? Not me. How about a fork of this that DOES work properly like FFx 3.6 or below. Everything since 4.0 has been crap.

Was this helpful to you? 11
Reply
BTSaito 0 solutions 2 answers

Helpful Reply

Mozilla, if a large number of people use a feature to the point that they are digging in to the configuration to re-enable it when you turn it off my default, please don't remove the feature altogether. It disrupts users' browsing experience and upsets them.

Was this helpful to you? 16
Reply
Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.