Always Clear Downloads in Chrome
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Overview

A Google Chrome Extension to always clear the downloads list of all completed downloads.

An updated version of the popular extension - now compatible with new Chrome versions! This Google Chrome extension makes up for the fact that Chrome does not have an option to keep its download list clear at all times. You can clear the downloads list yourself by hand, but Chrome currently doesn't have an option to automatically clear it for you. This extension does it for you automatically. This extension works in a very simple way: Every few seconds, the downloads list is cleared out for you. Don't worry, the files you downloaded are still there, and in-progress downloads are not harmed. Chrome's internal list simply gets cleaned up for you every five seconds. ==== Please note! ==== There is an unfixed bug in the Google Chrome API which causes this extension to always reset the downloads folder to the default folder. This is a bug in the Chrome API, not a bug in the "Always Clear Downloads in Chrome" extension. For instance, if you configure Chrome's default download folder to "c:\downloads" in Chrome's Advanced Settings, then this extension will keep resetting the folder to be that. If you download a file to a different target location using "Save link as...", and pick a different location such as "c:\other\folder" then instead of that new location being the new default, this extension will cause downloads to go back to "c:\downloads" on the next download. This might not be expected, but it's how the Chrome API works. You might get around this by simply disabling the download shelf instead - instead of clearing the downloads every few seconds. Or increase the clearing interval to an hour, in case you have to download a lot of files to a specific folder. Changes : Version 2.0 -- Support for big clear intervals, like hourly or higher Version 1.9 -- Fixes issue where the download shelf is not disabled after a Chrome restart, unless you re-checked the option manually Version 1.8 -- Fixes initial load with default settings Version 1.7 -- The shelf will clear after active downloads have finished Version 1.6 -- Switched to Chrome's own storage engine Version 1.5 -- Fixes for disabling the shelf Version 1.4 -- Switched to use newer Chrome APIs -- Small fixes Version 1.3 -- Added options page -- You can now set how often the downloads will be cleared -- You can enable/disable the extension in the options -- You can now disable the download shelf

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Vovô_SarnentoApr 16, 2024

Stopped working for Opera GX sadly, a download popup still appears on the top right

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SuperWild101Feb 8, 2024

same for me! this extension was awesome i was using it on Opera GX and i loved it but now it's not working not sure if it's an update on there end or what happened. But, i would love to see this working again! please help! Please and thank you. ^_^

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Morgan другDec 5, 2023

It stopped working for me no matter what I do. The browser updated I guess and made the extension unusable. I rarely close it to keep it from doing this because my attempts at disabling updates fail every time. While it worked it was great, but now it doesn't work at all.

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Details

  • Version
    2.0
  • Updated
    November 12, 2019
  • Offered by
    Tab Manager Plus
  • Size
    383KiB
  • Languages
    English
  • Developer
    stefanXO Limited
    RM 1201, 16/F Beverley Commercial Centre, Chatham Rd South Hong Kong, Hong Kong 87105 Hong Kong
    Email
    markus+extensions@stefanxo.com
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