One of Firefox’s greatest strengths is that it is extremely customizable with add-ons. This allows you to change the look and function of various parts of the browser. Download Statusbar is an alternative to the traditional Downloads window in Firefox.
Instead of having downloads open up in a new obtrusive window, this popular add-on allows you to track downloads in a convenient status bar at the bottom of your browser window. You can see the progress of your downloads without leaving the page you are currently browsing. This is a great option if you enjoy a minimalistic browser experience. The add-on can be set up so that it is hidden when not in use and only becomes visible when downloads are active.