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Microsoft Edge: How to Switch Between the Old and New Download Bar



How to Fix Download Bar Not Showing in Edge




Microsoft Edge is a fast and secure web browser that comes with Windows 10. However, some users have reported that they can't see the download bar at the bottom of the browser window when they try to download files from the web. This can be annoying and inconvenient, especially if you want to manage your downloads easily.


Why does this happen? There could be several reasons, such as a recent update that changed the download interface, a setting that disabled the download bar, or a glitch that caused the download bar to disappear. Fortunately, there are some ways to fix this problem and restore the download bar in Edge. In this article, we will show you how to do that.




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How to Show the Download Bar in Edge




There are three options that you can try to show the download bar in Edge. Depending on your preference and situation, you can choose one of them.


Option 1: Enable Download Options in Settings




One of the easiest ways to show the download bar in Edge is to enable some download options in the browser settings. Here's how:


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  • Open Microsoft Edge and click on the three-dot menu button at the top-right corner of the window.



  • Select Settings from the menu.



  • Click on Downloads in the left sidebar.



  • Turn on the toggle switches for "Show downloads menu when a download starts" and "Show downloads button" under Appearance.



This will make sure that you see a download menu at the top-right corner of the window and a download button on the toolbar whenever you start a download. You can click on them to access your downloads.


Option 2: Use Keyboard Shortcut to Show Download Menu




Another way to show the download bar in Edge is to use a keyboard shortcut that will bring up the download menu. Here's how:


  • Press Alt+F on your keyboard to open the Edge menu.



  • Right-click on the Downloads option in the menu.



  • Select Show in toolbar from the context menu.



This will add a download button to the toolbar that you can click to see your downloads. You can also right-click on it and select Hide from toolbar if you want to remove it later.