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Google Chrome Downloads

Google Chrome has introduced some nice, new features for when you download a file from a website, the downloads bar appears at the bottom of the tab where you can monitor the progress of your downloading file. The file button indicates how much time remains for the download. An arrow appears in the tab to signify a download in progress.

In the new Google Chrome web browser there are several download features. In this article we explain those features.

 

Google Chrome Pause or Cancel a Download in Progress

When you download files using Google Chrome you can pause or cancel that download. If you want to know how to pause or cancel downloads follow these steps.

Step 1:
Start downloading the file you need.

Step 2:
Click "Customize and Control Google Chrome" menu.

Customize and Control Google Chrome menu.

Step 3:
Click "Downloads" button.

Google Chrome downloads button.

Step 4:
If you need to pause the download click the"Pause" button next to the downloading file.

Google Chrome download pause.

 

Step 5:
If you need to "Cancel" download click "Cancel" button next to the downloading file.


Google Chrome download cancle.

Google Chrome Open a Downloaded File

After the file has finished downloading you can open that file in three ways.

First way:

You can open the downloaded file by going to the location where the file was downloaded to on your computer.


Second way:

You can open that file by going to file download center in Google Chrome by following these steps:


Step 1:
Click "Customize and Control Google Chrome" menu.

Customize and Control Google Chrome menu.

Step 2:
Click "Downloads" button.

Google Chrome downloads button.

Step 3:
Find your downloaded file you wish to open in the "Downloads" window and click on the link.

 

Third way:

Downloading files appear in the downloads bar at the bottom of your tab. Click the menu arrow next to your downloaded file, then select "Open". You can also choose to have files automatically open when they have finished downloading by clicking the "Always open files of this type".

Google Chrome Always files open feature.

Google Chrome Clear Auto-Opening Settings

Step 1:
Click "Customize and Control Google Chrome" menu.

Customize and Control Google Chrome menu.

Step 2:
Click "Options" button.

Google Chrome Option button.

Step 3:
Under "Google Chrome Options" window select 'Under the Hood" tab.

Step 4:
"Under the Hood" tab go to "General" section and click "Clear auto-opening settings" button.

Google Chrome clear opening settings.

Step 5:
Finally click "Close" button.

 

Google Chrome Move a Download on your Computer

Watch this video to learn about the Google Chrome move facility.

 

Google Chrome Downloads Search Feature

Google Chrome has introduced a new feature which allows you to search downloaded files. To use it follow these steps.

Step 1:
Click "Customize and Control Google Chrome" menu.

Customize and Control Google Chrome menu.

Step 2:
Click "Downloads" button.

Google Chrome downloads button.

Step 3:
In the Google Chrome "Downloads" window you can type the name of the file that you are looking for, and click "Search downloads" button.

Google Chrome download search bar