Stop Firefox From Tracking Downloads

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By Lowell Heddings on March 16th, 2007

I’ve never actually used the Firefox download window for anything useful. I don’t really care about keeping a list of downloads, and anytime I accidentally open the downloads window, it seems to hang the browser for a few seconds.

Turning off the tracking of downloads is really very simple. I didn’t realize how simple it was until

Click Tools \ Options and then the Privacy tab.

Uncheck the box for “Remember what I’ve downloaded”. You might also want to clear the download list while you are at 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 03/16/07
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