Are you interested in them OFFERS? Save with our coupons on WHATSAPP o TELEGRAM!

How to get the bottom download notification back on Google Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most used internet browsers in the world, both for PC and smartphone browsing. Many functions supplied, sometimes usable through extensions, but among the changes that the company has made to its product there is one that many have not digested, or the change in download notifications. If before we could check the download status directly from the bottom bar, now the download notifications have been moved to the top right of the address bar, reducing everything to an icon.

Some might find this new method of locating downloads more convenient, but many (including me), out of habit, want to go back to the old type of notification, wanting to click on the bottom of the Chrome screen. This is possible, at least at the moment, as Google itself says that the function I am about to list is in an experimental phase and therefore could be removed in the future.

How to get the bottom download notification back on Google Chrome

The procedure, although not advertised, is very easy and within anyone's reach. What you have to do is follow these simple steps, namely:

  • in the address bar of Chrome, type the following string: chrome://flags/#download-bubble
  • at this point, at the top of the screen you will see the item "Enable the download bubble" highlighted in yellow and a drop-down menu with options Default, Enabled, Disabled (You will probably find the entry set to default)
  • you must select from the items of the proposed menu Disabled.
  • Now you have to click on the button at the bottom right, Restart to find the changes made.

At this point, after restarting the Chrome browser, the downloads icon at the top right will no longer be active, therefore you will find the downloads bar again at the bottom of the window. Simple don't you think? And will you go back to the old notification or do you love the changes adopted in Chrome?

Emanuele Iafulla
Emanuele Iafulla

Nerd, Geek, Netizen, terms that do not belong to me. Simply myself, technology lover and provocative as Xiaomi does with his products. High quality at fair prices, a real provocation for the other most famous brands.


1 How
most voted
more new older
Inline feedback
View all comments
Joseph Guide
Joseph Guide
1 months ago

Hi, it seems that the procedure described by you is no longer valid after the latest Chrome update a few days ago. The “download-bubble” entry appears to be non-existent.