How to get back the Download bar at the top-right corner of the window of FireFox
Posted Date: July 31, 2014
How we can get back the download bar/icon with the FireFox Toolbar Or Menu.
With Mozilla FireFox web browser, there is blue colored down arrow is shown at the top right corner of the firefox window. When we click it, then it drops down a list which contains all our past downloads. And if there is any already running download, then that blue colored down arrow is not shown and a small download progress bar is shown in place of it and clicking on it, the same list gets shown, containing all our past downloads as well as our current download.
But instead of clicking this download bar, if by mistake you right clicked on it and then clicked the "Remove from Toolbar", then this download bar will be removed from the firefox and will not be shown any more until you bring it back. Lets see, how we can bring it back.
First of all, if there is any current download process is active and you made this bar removed from firefox, then DO NOT get panic because your download process is going on and has not been interrupted by this download bar remove action, at all. You can immediately see your all your downloads by clicking "Ctrl + J" from your keyboard of Windows OS. But this action does not bring back the download bar with the firefox.
Now to bring the download bar with the firefox, click the "open menu" icon which is available at the topr-extreme right corner of the firfox window. This icon looks like a combination of three small sized horizontal lines.
Now after clicking the "open menu" icon, it will show a dropped down menu with it, click the "Customize", which is available at the bottom corner of that dropped down menu, with a plus(+) sign.
Now a beautiful firefox tab is opened with few controls, at the left as well as at the right side of this opened tab.
Now see, at the left side, under the "Additional Tools and Features", your that download icon is there with that down arrow, though now this arrow is not blue rather it is grey colored; named as: "Downloads".
Now drag and drop this this arrow at the tool bar where it was previously and now it saved there permanently until you remove it again, as you had done before. You can also right click on it and chose "Add to Toolbar" from the opoup which will do the same action.
Now if you want this to your menu bar instead of the toolbar, you can then right click on it and choose "Add to Menu" Or you can drag and drop it to the right sided blue bordered window of this opened firefox tab and this wll also save it to the Menu bar instead of the Toolbar. Now you have done what you were wanting to do.
You can also do the same action by clicking the "Restore Default" button which is available between the left and right windows of this opened firefox tab and at the bottom of this opened firefox tab.
Though, I will recommend to do the drag and drop which I mentioned above instead of clicking this "Restore Default" button, because if you click this "Restore Default" button then all the firefox setting, you have had changed(like you had removed the download bar), will also be back and some of them may not be needed by you and you had made changes on those settings, purposely.