Download Shelf Disabler
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Turns off Chrome's downloads shelf.

Useful for macOS users who like Safari's default behaviour. A macOS-only version is also available, for users of Chrome Sync across multiple operating systems: Works by making a single call to the chrome.downloads.setShelfEnabled API. Doesn't collect any data, run anything in the background or consume memory.

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Dark PassionsSep 24, 2022

Thank the gods! (and the creator of this extension) This did the trick.

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TTmrkMay 22, 2019

Good stuff, this actually works for permanently closing the download shelf/bar.

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Isabeau FSJun 5, 2018

Thank you so much!


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