The team behind Google Chrome, the most used browser in the world, made a change a few weeks ago that caused confusion among its users by getting rid of the historic download bar at the bottom that appeared every time we downloaded a file. Internet. If you are one of those who have not yet gotten used to it, don’t worry: we explain how to get it back.
In the latest version that Google released of Google Chrome, a change became evident to all users of its iconic browser. The download bar which until then always appeared at the bottom when we downloaded any type of file, disappeared from one day to the next. With the confusion that this could cause to all those who had been using this browser for years in their daily lives.
From that moment, all those who download any type of file will be able to access it by interacting with an icon that is located in the top right part of the window shaped like an arrow pointing downwards. Emulating the same appearance that browsers like Safari or Firefox, among others, have. In this way, all those who work with equipment or monitors that are limited in inches can take advantage of the visibility ratio a little more. However, if you don’t get used to it, We tell you how you can recover normality with the classic bar.
This is how you can recover the download bar
If you have checked the configuration options found in Google Chrome, you have probably noticed that there does not seem to be a simple option to recover the download bar and return it to its original position. However, it is possible to access the route: chrome://flags/#download-bubble and click “Disabled”. From this moment, and after restarting the browser, each download we make will recover the aesthetics to which we are accustomed.
We do not know how long Google will continue to allow users to access this version. Therefore, it is better that we make the change as soon as possible to enjoy this extra time that the browser is giving us until this extension time ends.
More changes for Google Chrome
In addition to the change in the position of the download bar, Google has been introducing different changes in the latest updates. Among them, new privacy tools that allow us to have a greater control of our personal informationl in the searches we carry out through the browser, such as our home address, our telephone number or email.
In the event that Google detects a set of results with information that we have not provided for its use, we will be able to manage it and proceed to its elimination directly from the tool. As more results appear, we will automatically be notified so that we can make a decision about whether or not to keep this information public.
At the moment, it is possible to access this new functionality only in USA. However, and as Google itself states in its blog, work is already underway to land it and translate it into more languages and locations soon.