How to Disable the Download Bar in Chrome

by Radu

I don’t know about you, but I find the download bar in Chrome very annoying. I don’t know why, but it’s just annoying pinned there at the bottom.

I’m talking about this one:

Despite many requests and complaints made by users – because I’m not the only one annoyed by it – Google still doesn’t want to implement a feature to disable the download bar in Chrome, or at least move it in another place somehow.

Luckily for us, there’s an add-on called Disable Download Bar.

All you have to do is install it and bye-bye download bar!

You can still easily access your downloaded files.

Just press CTRL-J (for Windows) or CMD-J (for macOS) on your keyboard and a Downloads tab will appear.

There, you can open your file or open the folder containing the file.

That’s a Wrap

I hope this guide helped you to disable the download bar in Chrome.

If some info is outdated or incorrect, or you have anything to add, say or ask, please contact me via Twitter or email.

About Radu

I've been working online, from home, for over 9 years. I learned a lot of different stuff related to websites. My main expertise is WordPress, but for some time, I started focusing more on web development.