Lion Safari downloads button vanished

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sjtidy, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. sjtidy macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2011
    I used the Customise Toolbar menu to add the Downloads button permanently to the Safari toolbar, and it's sat there happily until yesterday. The button vanished, and only appears when I'm downloading something. It doesn't appear in the Customise Toolbar menu either, unless there's something in the downloads list. I've tried restarting, reinstalling, and nothing's worked, apart from briefly showing two Downloads buttons which then promptly vanished too.

    Has anyone else experienced this, or know of a fix? I'm running Safari 5.1.1 on Lion.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
  3. sjtidy thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2011
    I know about the downloads popover, and that the button's default behaviour is to only appear during downloads. The point is that I had added it to the toolbar and it stayed there all the time, and was movable, just like any other button.
  4. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    yeah, it happened to me when i cleared it, i got it back by d/l something and it reappeared and stayed there. seems to me that it will only show when there is downloaded files in the cache.
  5. sjtidy thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2011
    It does stay in the toolbar when there's something in the downloads cache, but I still can't move it as I used to be able to.
  6. Sirobin macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2008
    I'm having the same problem. Really annoying...
  7. tudyniuz macrumors member


    Oct 22, 2012
    I didn't want to start a new topic, but I have the same problem. I cleared the list of downloads and the downloads tab disappeared.

    Even if I do download something, it doesn't come back. It's not in the customize menu so I don't see any way to get it back.

    Any ideas?
  8. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    There needs to be an option under the 'window' menu to open it like in Chrome.

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