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Downloads window not showing

For the last few days my Firefox does not display the downloads window. I have tried to follow the suggestion set out in Firefox Help ie Tools --> Options --> General

But my General Tab doesn't show under Downloads the option to check the box "Show the Downloads window when downloading a file". Under Downloads, the only option shows "save files to Downloads" and "Always ask me where to save files".

Any suggestions on how I can get to --> Downloads the option to check the box "Show the Downloads window when downloading a file".

Thank you in anticipation

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Re: Downloads window not showing

You can set the Boolean pref browser.download.useToolkitUI to true on the about:config page to restore the classic Download Manager window.

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Expert User

Re: Downloads window not showing

update to current version (Firefox 20) and you will get it on the right side. for updation go to Firefox->help->about firefox it will automatically update it.

New User

Re: Downloads window not showing

I'm on firefox 21beta - should i revert back to firefox20?

Expert User

Re: Downloads window not showing

at first reset your firefox and see if it comes back The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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New User

Re: Downloads window not showing

I've tried this also and still my General Tab doesn't show under Downloads the option to check the box "Show the Downloads window when downloading a file".

Expert User

Re: Downloads window not showing

see if update is available for your system Firefox->help->about firefox

New User

Re: Downloads window not showing

it says that my firefox is up to date

Expert User

Re: Downloads window not showing

see if this works View->Toolbar->customize->restore default set->done

New User

Re: Downloads window not showing

tried this and still doesn't work

Expert User

Re: Downloads window not showing

on the right side of window you can see homw window right click on that choose customize. you can select and drag downloads to your toolbar.