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Download Bar on Macbook: A Handy Feature for Saving Files


How to Use the Download Bar on Macbook




If you use your Macbook to browse the web, you may have noticed a small icon or a stack of icons on the right side of your dock. This is the download bar, and it shows you the status and progress of your downloads. The download bar is a handy feature that lets you access your downloaded files quickly and easily. In this article, we will show you how to open, find, customize, and manage your downloads on Macbook using the download bar.


How to Open the Download Bar on Macbook




To open the download bar on Macbook, you can do one of the following:




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  • Go to Finder > Preferences, and turn it on in the Sidebar tab. If you dont see it under Favorites.



  • Quickly get to it from Go > Downloads (Option+Command+L).



  • Press Command+Option+L on your keyboard. This will open Safari and show you the downloads list.



Once you open the download bar, you will see a list of files that you have downloaded recently. You can click on any file to open it, or click on the magnifying glass icon next to it to reveal its location in Finder.


How to Find Downloads on Macbook




If you want to find a specific file that you have downloaded on your Macbook, there are several ways to do so:


  • Use Spotlight search. Press Command+Space on your keyboard, then type the name of the file (or part of the name) youre looking for. If you see the file in the list of results, you can click on it to open it, or press Command+Return to show its location in Finder.



  • Use Finder. Open Finder and navigate to Users > [Username] > Downloads. This is where all your downloaded files are stored by default. You can sort them by name, date, size, kind, or tags.



  • Use Safari. Open Safari and click on the Show Downloads button near the top-right corner of the window. This will show you a list of files that you have downloaded using Safari. You can also access this list by choosing View > Show Downloads in the menu bar.



How to Customize the Download Bar on Macbook




If you want to change some settings related to the download bar on Macbook, you can do so by using Safari preferences or Finder preferences.


Using Safari Preferences




To customize the download bar using Safari preferences, follow these steps:


  • Open Safari and choose Safari > Preferences in the menu bar.



  • Click on General.



  • Under File download location, choose a folder where you want your downloaded files to be saved. You can also choose Other... and select a custom folder.



  • Under Remove download the file provider. A checksum is a unique code that identifies a file and its contents. You can use a tool like [Checksum Utility] to calculate and compare checksums on your Macbook.



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  • Use the Open Anyway option. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, and click on the Open Anyway button next to the file name. This will allow you to open the file once, but you may need to repeat this process for future downloads from the same developer.



  • Use the Control-click option. Control-click on the file icon in the download bar or Finder, and choose Open from the menu. This will allow you to open the file and add an exception for the developer, so you can open other files from them without any warnings.



How to download files from iCloud Drive on Macbook?




If you use iCloud Drive on Macbook, you can download files from it using the following methods:


  • Use Finder. Open Finder and navigate to iCloud Drive in the sidebar. You will see a list of files and folders that are stored in iCloud Drive. You can double-click on any file to download it and open it.



  • Use Safari. Open Safari and go to [iCloud.com]. Sign in with your Apple ID and password, and click on iCloud Drive. You will see a list of files and folders that are stored in iCloud Drive. You can click on any file to download it.



: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/download-files-mh40616/mac : https://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/find-downloads-mac-3683439/ : https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/download-items-from-the-web-ibrw1069/mac : https://www.lifewire.com/verify-file-integrity-on-mac-4775210 : https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202491 : https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT


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