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danb93

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Original poster
Jun 17, 2012
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hi
there always used to be a download icon on the top right of safari which showed downloads. mine has disappeared. if i go on view i cannot select show downloads. does anyone have any idea how to get it back
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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hi
there always used to be a download icon on the top right of safari which showed downloads. mine has disappeared. if i go on view i cannot select show downloads. does anyone have any idea how to get it back
Safari > Window > Downloads or Option-Command-L
 

Weaselboy

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Staff member
Jan 23, 2005
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when i go on window there is no downloads and i have tried the option command L and it doesn't work

That is because neither of those options exist on Safari 6 in Mountain Lion.

The download window in Safari 6 only appears when there is a download in progress and it appears as a toolbar button at the top right (see my screen shot). You can click it while the DL is underway to see DL speed and progress. When the DL is done, the button/window disappears.

screenshot20130216at100.png
 

Apple fanboy

macrumors Ivy Bridge
Feb 21, 2012
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Behind the Lens, UK
In Preferences are your setting the same as these?
 

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Apple fanboy

macrumors Ivy Bridge
Feb 21, 2012
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Behind the Lens, UK
hi
there always used to be a download icon on the top right of safari which showed downloads. mine has disappeared. if i go on view i cannot select show downloads. does anyone have any idea how to get it back

Just cleared my download history and now I can't select the view downloads in view. Download something and then try. Does it work then?
 

Weaselboy

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Staff member
Jan 23, 2005
34,225
15,816
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I see it fine.

In Preferences are your setting the same as these?

That is because you have "Manually" selected in that "Remove downloaded list items" dropdown. I believe the default is to auto remove items and that makes the icon disappear when the DL completes. I just tested both ways, and with it set like yours the icon stays until you clear downloads from the list.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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In Preferences are your setting the same as these?
For security purposes, I recommend you uncheck "Open "safe" files after downloading". Also make sure you uncheck "Enable Java" in Safari > Preferences > Security, if it's not already unchecked.
 
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