Chrome OS Download Status Bar Redesigned As a Card In The Notification Center

Chrome OS is getting rid of the download progress bar. No longer wasting those precious pixels on the bottom of your screen while a download is in progress. No more moving your cursor around to close the progress bar after each download.

Meet the new download progress card in the notification center:

This is currently available in Dev channel of Chrome OS (and possible Beta channel too) behind a flag. To try this now, enable Download Status in Notification Center  flag here chrome://flags/#enable-download-notification and restart your browser.

You get the usual, Pause and Cancel options while the download is in progress, and a link to open the containing folder when it is done.

I hope they bring this to the desktop version of Chrome, not just Chrome OS. This will be useful to have on Windows and Mac too!

Thanks Kenny Strawn

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