This is just a shortcut to the “Downloads” page, nothing more.
It will add an icon to the toolbar which, when clicked, will open the chrome://downloads page (the same as going to the menu and selecting “Downloads”).
You can customize the way this button work: changing the icon, adding it to the context menu etc. (Right-click on the button and select “Options” to change the settings)
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This page contains all the important info about this Chrome extension. Read below if you have a question. If you can’t find the solution here, just go to the “contact” page and drop us a line.
- 1 Downloads Button in the Toolbar:
- 2 At a Glance:
- 3 Questions & Answers:
- 3.1 Why adding separate extension for something that is already in the menu?
- 3.2 But extensions eat system memory, why wasting resources just for one simple bookmark?
- 3.3 How to get to the options page?
- 3.4 Does it work on mobile?
- 3.5 Does it work on other browsers?
- 3.6 How to remove the extension?
- 3.7 How to set it to open Downloads in the current tab instead of creating new tab?
- 3.8 How to add the button to the context menu?
- 3.9 What’s the deal with the toolbar icon?
- 4 Disclaimer
- 5 More Extensions:
Downloads Button in the Toolbar:
This extension adds a downloads button to your Chrome toolbar. Click on the icon and you’ll open the downloads page — this is all about the functionality. Still, there are some options available: you can customize the behavior of the button (open in new tab or in the current tab) and you can change the icon to best fit your Chrome theme (there are several ready to select icons and an option to set your own icon, if you want).
At a Glance:
- Adds a quick shortcut in the toolbar
- lightweight (doesn’t use system resources besides the icon on the toolbar)
- easy customization (change icon and button behavior)
- option to add it to the context menu
Questions & Answers:
Because the menu item can’t be added to the toolbar, and there are changeable icons for better look and feel
But extensions eat system memory, why wasting resources just for one simple bookmark?
Not true. It doesn’t eat memory. Said in programmers’ slang: it uses non-persistent background page, which, in English, means the browser does not reserve memory for the button (check the Chrome Task Manager if you want to see for yourself: when you click on the bookmark icon it will start the extension, open the settings page and remove it quickly after that). It acts like bookmark and the only resources it uses is for the screen space of the icon (yes, it takes space from the toolbar, because… well, that’s the whole point of it)
How to get to the options page?
Follow the steps below:
- Right-click on the extension icon in the toolbar (see among the hidden icons if you don’t see it)
- Click “Options”
Alternatively, type “chrome://extensions” (without the quotes) in the url bar, click Enter, find the Downloads Button and click on the “options” link.
Does it work on mobile?
Unfortunately — no, Chrome for desktop is the only browser supported
Does it work on other browsers?
Nope. Only Chrome right now…
How to remove the extension?
It’s simple as a piece of cake: right-click on the downloads toolbar icon and select “Remove from Chrome”. If you can’t find the icon — go to the extensions page (type chrome://extensions in the url field) and remove it from there.
How to set it to open Downloads in the current tab instead of creating new tab?
Right-click on the extension’s icon and select “Options”, then uncheck the first checkbox
Go to the options page (see above) and check the “Add button to context menu” checkbox
What’s the deal with the toolbar icon?
Go to the “Options” page and play with the icons. There are several to choose from. If none fits your current theme (or aesthetic feeling) — you can set your own 19×19 pixel icon. (Custom icon should be in supported format (like *.gif or *.png or *.jpg) and located on your local drive)
This extension comes with absolutely no warranty. Don’t use it in mission-critical environment.
We test all our products and believe this extension works as expected at the time of this writing, therefore we published it for anyone who may find it useful, but it comes with no warranty of any kind.