This extension hides annoying downloads bar in the bottom of the screen.

What is AutoHideDownloadsBar?
AutoHideDownloadsBar is a smart Chrome extension made to provide a cleaner browsing experience by hiding the downloads bar. Key options include the choice of hiding the download bar only after downloads completion or not displaying it at all, setting a delay before the shelf auto-closes, displaying download notifications, and showing loading progress in the icon panel. This extension maintains a simple, lean interface and is open-source, with no ads.
By: raingart
Users: 10,000+
Rating: 4.88 (107)
Version: 2.12.2 (Last updated: 2022-07-07)
Creation date: 2020-02-08
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • downloads
  • downloads.shelf
Size: 68.11K
URLs: Website
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Open-source, simple, lean and no ads.


  • hide download bar only after downloads completion. Or not display the shelf at all.
  • set delay before the shelf is auto-closed.
  • display download notifications.
  • shows the progress of the loading in the icon panel.
User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Hides/shows download bar while downloading
  • Shows download %, notification, sound after download finishes
  • Allows customization of settings to suit preferences
  • Saves browser real estate
  • May cause browser freezes or crashes
  • Download shelf reappears when closing and reopening Chrome
  • Does not support all languages for notifications
Most mentioned
  • Hides/shows download bar while downloading
  • May cause browser freezes or crashes
  • Shows download %, notification, sound after download finishes
  • Saves browser real estate
Recent reviews
So far it does what is says.
by Alex Alex, 2020-06-30

Thank you!!!
by AmFly RU AmFly RU, 2019-10-26

Long time user. I like to have a sound play when a download is complete - this does the job!
by Jad Jad, 2024-02-11
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Risk impact

AutoHideDownloadsBar is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

AutoHideDownloadsBar has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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