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Force download panel to open every time?

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JLJ

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Post Posted November 18th, 2019, 4:07 pm

I would like the download panel popout/hanger to open with each download, rather than only once for the first (sample below).

The only preference I know of controlling this is browser.download.panel.shown but toggling it only resets the "first" counter and all subsequent downloads after the next don't invoke the panel. I've done some searching into this topic and found only that it's this way by design and if there is a workaround I haven't found it.

FWIW Opera 12 (the old incarnation) did this, allowing a tab to remain open so download progress could be seen in the tab title area and/or that tab.

Anyone know of a way to do this, by extension (not Download Statusbar, thanks), config, css file or ?? THX

https://imgur.com/a/mZhsytb

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Post Posted November 18th, 2019, 4:25 pm

Did you try locking the preference?

Auto open download manager hanger
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=14789656#p14789656

JLJ

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Post Posted November 20th, 2019, 9:44 am

morat wrote:Did you try locking the preference?

Auto open download manager hanger
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=14789656#p14789656

I did, but first time around apparently I missed the note that the lock file has to be named autoconfig and not local-settings, so after correcting that I got it to work by locking the panel pref to false. Thank you!

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Post Posted November 20th, 2019, 10:13 am

I thought the local-settings.js and mozilla.cfg file names are arbitrary.

Alice0775 uses config-prefs.js and config.js file names.

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Post Posted November 21st, 2019, 7:00 pm

You can use any file name for the two involved .js and .cfg files (of course you need to modify the pref in the autoconfig.js file).
I like the autoconfig file name because it appears near the top of an alphabetically sorted list, so I do not need to search for it like with mozilla.cfg that was proposed a long time ago.

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