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Can the new downloads interface in v20.0 be reconfigured? The new interface is horrible!

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Just OK'ed the v20.0 push upgrade. Tried to download files as I had always done.

Was very surprised by the new interface and process. Frankly, it's a step backward and really leaves alot to be desired.

Is there anyway to change the config back to the download process/interface model of v19.x?

Just OK'ed the v20.0 push upgrade. Tried to download files as I had always done. Was very surprised by the new interface and process. Frankly, it's a step backward and really leaves alot to be desired. Is there anyway to change the config back to the download process/interface model of v19.x?

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Clunky, unintuitive, uninformative, hard to manage and unfriendly.

mrviles 0 oplossingen 1 antwoorden

Thank you VERY much. By using what you said, "(via About:Config - browser.download.useToolkitUI - True)", I can now see my download speeds again. :D

Thank you VERY much. By using what you said, "(via About:Config - browser.download.useToolkitUI - True)", I can now see my download speeds again. :D
jscher2000
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There's also a new extension to modify the drop-down panel. I haven't tried it myself, but the feature list includes:

  • Rearranges the status line in the panel to include the download speed
  • Increases the number of displayed download items to 10 instead of 3
  • Reduces the height of non-active download entries (in both the panel and the Library view)
  • [option] Disable the big green alert arrow that shows when starting and stopping downloads

Source: Download Panel Tweaks. There might be others, too.

There's also a new extension to modify the drop-down panel. I haven't tried it myself, but the feature list includes: * Rearranges the status line in the panel to include the download speed * Increases the number of displayed download items to 10 instead of 3 * Reduces the height of non-active download entries (in both the panel and the Library view) * [option] Disable the big green alert arrow that shows when starting and stopping downloads Source: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-panel-tweaks/ Download Panel Tweaks]. There might be others, too.
jnunez21 0 oplossingen 2 antwoorden

Try setting a preference in about:config

   See --> http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config
   Preference to set (see values below) --> browser.download.manager.retention
       0 (<- that is a zero) indicates that the download should be removed upon completion (of download)
       1 indicates that completed and canceled downloads should be removed on quit (when you quit or exit Firefox)
       2 indicates that downloads should never be removed automatically (default) 

Download history can now be managed in the Library window where you can also manage History and Bookmarks. You can open the Library window with

   Firefox button > History > Show All History (or History > Show All History on the Menu Bar) or CTRL+SHIFT+H
   Firefox button > Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks (or Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks on the Menu Bar) or CTRL+SHIFT+B
   click "Show All Downloads" at the bottom of the new interface (see below) 

Firefox 20 also has a new download interface. You can also use the old download window if you choose

   Information here --> http://www.ghacks.net/2012/04/18/firefoxs-new-download-internet-how-to-restore-the-old/
Try setting a preference in about:config See --> http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config Preference to set (see values below) --> browser.download.manager.retention 0 (<- that is a zero) indicates that the download should be removed upon completion (of download) 1 indicates that completed and canceled downloads should be removed on quit (when you quit or exit Firefox) 2 indicates that downloads should never be removed automatically (default) Download history can now be managed in the Library window where you can also manage History and Bookmarks. You can open the Library window with Firefox button > History > Show All History (or History > Show All History on the Menu Bar) or CTRL+SHIFT+H Firefox button > Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks (or Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks on the Menu Bar) or CTRL+SHIFT+B click "Show All Downloads" at the bottom of the new interface (see below) Firefox 20 also has a new download interface. You can also use the old download window if you choose Information here --> http://www.ghacks.net/2012/04/18/firefoxs-new-download-internet-how-to-restore-the-old/

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cor-el
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The browser.download.manager.retention pref doesn't have effect with the new Download Manager. If you use that then the pref is forced to true, because download history is considered as normal history.

The browser.download.manager.retention pref doesn't have effect with the new Download Manager. If you use that then the pref is forced to true, because download history is considered as normal history.