How-To Geek

Stop Downloads Window From Popping Up In Firefox

Do you get annoyed by the downloads dialog box (shown below) that pops up every time you download a file when browsing in Firefox? 


In Firefox go to Tools Options and under the General tab uncheck the box “Show the Downloads window when downloading a file”.


Click OK and your done.  No more annoying Downloads window popping up.  Alternately you can select “Close it when all downloads are finished” … but I just don’t need to see it at all so I eliminate it.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/29/08

Get Free Articles in Your Inbox!

Join 134,000 newsletter readers


Go check your email!