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Always Clear Downloads in Chrome

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A Google Chrome Extension to always clear the downloads list of all completed downloads.

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Description from store An updated version of the popular extension - now compatible with new Chrome versions! This Google Chrome extension makes up for the fact that Chrome does not have an option to keep its download list clear at all times. You can clear the downloads list yourself by hand, but Chrome currently doesn't have an option to automatically clear it for you. This extension does it for you automatically. This extension works in a very simple way: Every few seconds, the downloads list is cleared out for you. Don't worry, the files you downloaded are still there, and in-progress downloads are not harmed. Chrome's internal list simply gets cleaned up for you every five seconds. ==== Please note! ==== There is an unfixed bug in the Google Chrome API which causes this extension to always reset the downloads folder to the default folder. This is a bug in the Chrome API, not a bug in the "Always Clear Downloads in Chrome" extension. For instance, if you configure Chrome's default download folder to "c:\downloads" in Chrome's Advanced Settings, then this extension will keep resetting the folder to be that. If you download a file to a different target location using "Save link as...", and pick a different location such as "c:\other\folder" then instead of that new location being the new default, this extension will cause downloads to go back to "c:\downloads" on the next download. This might not be expected, but it's how the Chrome API works. You might get around this by simply disabling the download shelf instead - instead of clearing the downloads every few seconds. Or increase the clearing interval to an hour, in case you have to download a lot of files to a specific folder. Changes : Version 2.0 -- Support for big clear intervals, like hourly or higher Version 1.9 -- Fixes issue where the download shelf is not disabled after a Chrome restart, unless you re-checked the option manually Version 1.8 -- Fixes initial load with default settings Version 1.7 -- The shelf will clear after active downloads have finished Version 1.6 -- Switched to Chrome's own storage engine Version 1.5 -- Fixes for disabling the shelf Version 1.4 -- Switched to use newer Chrome APIs -- Small fixes Version 1.3 -- Added options page -- You can now set how often the downloads will be cleared -- You can enable/disable the extension in the options -- You can now disable the download shelf

Latest reviews

  • (2021-09-06) 소은sou: love it. thank you for this nifty little app!
  • (2021-09-02) Saiful Azhar: Awesome. Its been so long
  • (2021-08-31) Masalief Maulana: i like this
  • (2021-08-31) chapis Cleit: muchas gracias por esta extencion espero no me robe mis datos
  • (2021-08-29) Ryf: It does what it said. I'm happy with it.
  • (2021-07-30) Daniel Sánchez: Esta extensión es excelente. Cumple con su tarea y es simple.
  • (2021-07-18) 녹두콩로봇: 매번 눌러서 없애기 귀찮았는데. 그런 수고를 덜어줘서 매우 만족합니다.
  • (2021-07-09) Alex Desperrier: Works good. Thanks!
  • (2021-07-02) An WIld: Good, easy to use, epic.
  • (2021-06-30) Velten Witte: Perfect!
  • (2021-06-08) Huh Kathy: That was great extension for hidden the annoying download and also delete the recent download. It is useful extension for chrome.
  • (2021-05-25) Sumin Son: I needed it! It would be better if clear is excuted 'after x seconds' instead of 'every x seconds' Thanks for great app :D
  • (2021-05-25) Artur Pereira Alencar: Works like it says, it's pretty good.
  • (2021-05-22) Aseer Uz Zaman: Gets the job done
  • (2021-05-19) Amanda Lam: Works like a charm! No download bar eyesore at the bottom of my screen. I'm a researcher and download tons of journal articles as well as email attachments, etc.
  • (2021-05-05) Ye Lin Naing: I was so annoying on Chrome's download shelf. Then, I found this extension. Great app!
  • (2021-05-02) tiktok simplemart: The best plugin for me!
  • (2021-04-19) Dr. Jonnadula Ganesh Babu: has features asked for .
  • (2021-04-09) Sylvain F. DUBOIS: Je l'utilise depuis plusieurs années sans avoir eu de problème. Permet de conserver un navigateur Internet propre et discret.
  • (2021-04-05) Yaakov Cantor: Excellent. Appreciate the new feature allowing you to choose how soon to clear the downloads
  • (2021-03-30) UNiCORN: exactly what I needed!
  • (2021-03-25) Nathan Dunahoo: I work a lot on Videos and download assets and having this bar in my was can get annoying fast. On a whim I googled to see if I could remove it today, and I can! Thank you!!
  • (2021-03-08) Gabriel Tobing: Great little extension that really does remove the annoying download bar in chrome/brave/dissenter browser. Love it!
  • (2021-03-05) Chuck Bandy: I stared, blinking at the lower edge of the screen, but no download bar! Good work fixing an annoying config setting that wasn't there.
  • (2021-02-14) This works as stated and it works very well.
  • (2020-12-23) mr. gamer.: good
  • (2020-12-21) Pierre GILBERT: ne fonctionne pas!!!
  • (2020-12-18) Ronald 'Ron' Flores: This extension works like what its title says, and them some. An added bonus is the "disable download shelf" feature, so you don't have to constantly click it off.
  • (2020-12-03) Uchiha Elohim Allukard: Le doy 5 estrellas por todo el tiempo que sirvió, pero desafortunadamente dejó de hacerlo en el parche Versión 87.0.4280.88, espero tenga una solución! ;)
  • (2020-11-27) Dan Edwards creative: Great extension. I just use it to permanently hide the downloads bar, which I find very annoying. Obviously, the downloads are in the downloads folder...
  • (2020-11-25) noonahbae: i love it so much. it's free, easy to use, and it works just perfectly *chef's kiss* i use it to not have a download shelf (because its really annoying) and this extension helped it. thank you for this extension
  • (2020-11-15) Richard Ahrens: Installed in seconds. Configured in seconds. Works. Period.
  • (2020-11-11) Chip Chipperson: Does nothing. One at the bottom of my screen as I type this that stayed open. Have restarted.
  • (2020-11-05) Joshua Shew: Simple yet an unexpectedly helpful extension. It does its job well.
  • (2020-11-04) Xiomara Medina Zapata: Me encanto esta extensión, ahora no tendré problemas en ver las páginas de Google normalmente :3 7w7
  • (2020-10-31) Robert Allsbrook: I love it!
  • (2020-10-16) Susannah Wells: I appreciate this simple extension, did exactly what I needed. Thank you dev!
  • (2020-10-06) Op __: Thank you sooo much
  • (2020-10-06) Anil Trivedi: Really nice.amazing
  • (2020-09-24) Chris Simmonds: Gets rid of that B A download bar!!
  • (2020-09-14) 시원한물한잔: 걸리적거리는 망할 막대기때문에 파폭이나 엣지쓸까 고민하다 이녀석이 크롬 살려줌 구글링 최고
  • (2020-08-06) Moises Dias: The best. I love it
  • (2020-07-29) The Patternator: Worked like a charm ! Thank you !
  • (2020-07-19) SANDY GAMER: does what it should
  • (2020-04-08) Steven Choi: It does what it says it does, but I'd prefer it if there was a timer for after the downloads begin or end.
  • (2020-04-05) Jin tha: enfin cette barre de téléchargement ne s'affiche plus, fonctionne tres bien
  • (2020-04-02) Sonhaji Pratito: Very good
  • (2020-03-28) Matthias: Works as intended, also in Edge. Nice.
  • (2020-02-23) Dirección del Doctorado Arte y Humanidades: estupenda. no entiendo como chrome no la incorpora.
  • (2020-02-20) 조한솔: goooood

Latest issues

  • (2021-02-18, v:2.0) Mike Pawka: Extension no longer works
    Stopped working a whle back.
  • (2020-11-26, v:2.0) Mike Pawka: Always Clear Downloads
    No longer works. Chrome 87.0.4280.66
  • (2020-10-06, v:2.0) Mike Pawka: No Longer works
    Just stopped working, I've been using it for years. Chrome 85
  • (2020-07-31, v:2.0) Виталий: Notification when download shelf is disabled.
    Good day! Is it possible to add "Fade" or some sort of effect, in replace of disabled download shelf? I just need some kind of notification that the download has started actually (but I hate download shelf). Thank You!
  • (2020-06-23, v:2.0) Jay Jay: Doesn't clear with new Microsoft Edge Chrome
    BUT it clears on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. :)
  • (2019-10-29, v:1.9) Alcnstr K: Keeping the download animation
    Hello, Im not sure if it has ever been suggested or if its possible, but is there a way to keep the download animation (the arrow at the bottom left corner, when download shelf is active) so one can see a download has been initiated? I think it would be a great touch to the extension. I bet people might be downloading the same thing multiple times if they look away for a second to do something else, etc.
  • (2019-09-16, v:1.9) David Junior: Versão Offline
    Ola, boa tarde, gostaria de saber se não tem um instalador dessa extensão Offline, para que possa embutir em um aplicativo de parametrização de computadores, temos um aplicativo que parametriza as maquinas de nossos clientes, e gostamos de sua extensão, porem gostaria de embutir ja em nosso software pra sempre instalar sua extensão em nossos clientes. Tem um instalador ?
  • (2019-08-27, v:1.8) JD Prouty: Download shelf re-appears after restarting Chrome.
    The settings seem to have been saved but I have to open settings, uncheck "Disable download shelf" and re-check it after every Chrome reboot. "Clear downloads every few seconds" is unchecked. AMA...
  • (2019-06-12, v:1.7) johann jensson: Disable Download Shelf doesn't work on current Chrome versions.
    "Only disable download shelf" doesn't work anymore. It worked on my previous Win10 install, but i installed anew, and now the setting does nothing. The download bar appears all the time. Is it possible to fix this? All the other extensions for removing the download bar don't work neither any more, so this one is my last hope. :)
  • (2019-05-21, v:1.3) Carpet Muncher: Problem Saving Settings
    Settings do not actually save on chrome restart, even though the ticks I check are saved, they do not function as expected.


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4.8 (112 votes)
Last update / version
2019-11-12 / 2.0
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