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Disabling 'Remember History' results in the Download library to malfunction.

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I had disabled the 'Remember history' option and when i download anything it doesn't get listed in the 'Downloads' library. It gets downloaded in the background but i am not able to see its progress. When i enable the option to remember history, the current downloads get listed. I am using firefox 26.0

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If you do not remember history then you enter Private Browsing mode and you do not keep download history as well.

Firefox manages downloads in the Downloads folder in the Library (History > Show All History)

  • Downloads are treated as history items: clearing history removes included download items and vice verse.
  • When downloads are in progress you see an animated download button on the Navigation Toolbar showing an estimate of the remaining time
  • The Download button gets a green highlight once all download are finished to make you aware that new downloads are available.
  • Pause and Resume can be found in the right-click context menu of an item.

The about:downloads page (Show All Downloads) shows the downloads while in Private Browsing mode, but you can't keep them in the Downloads folder in the Library.

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If you do not remember history then you enter Private Browsing mode and you do not keep download history as well.

Firefox manages downloads in the Downloads folder in the Library (History > Show All History)

  • Downloads are treated as history items: clearing history removes included download items and vice verse.
  • When downloads are in progress you see an animated download button on the Navigation Toolbar showing an estimate of the remaining time
  • The Download button gets a green highlight once all download are finished to make you aware that new downloads are available.
  • Pause and Resume can be found in the right-click context menu of an item.

The about:downloads page (Show All Downloads) shows the downloads while in Private Browsing mode, but you can't keep them in the Downloads folder in the Library.