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

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

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?

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

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.

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Shooting Star

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

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.

New User

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

Thank you for your answer :)

best regards

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

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.

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

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.