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Quick fix: restore Chrome download notifications to the bottom of the page

Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge

[Note: we’ve gotten reports that a recent Chrome update has removed the Enable download bubble flag — so you may find that this fix is no longer available.]

The issue

Suddenly, Chrome downloads are no longer showing at the bottom of the window.

Quick fix

Change a download flag.

The full story

Earlier this month, Google made some changes to its Chrome browser, one of which was switching the download notifications from a bar at the bottom of the browser window to a drop-down icon at the top right of the address bar. Some users may like this new way of finding downloads — certainly, it’s neat, out of the way, and lets you quickly see all of your downloads from the last 24 hours.

However, I found it rather disconcerting. I’ve got a lot of…

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