I don't know if there is any way now. I think there used to
be an add-on but that may not be compatible with newer versions
of Firefox. But you can easily know how close a download is to
finishing. When you start a download, use the command control j
to open the page showing downloads. You will be in a list.
Your current download will be at the top, if you have to move in
the list to be on it.
You can use the read current line command to hear information
such as the time already passed, estimated remaining time, and
the speed of the download. When the download completes, you
won't hear words like download complete when you check, you will
hear open containing folder after information about the file is
Also, if you leave the downloads window opened during the
download, but you want to close the rest of the opened firefox
windows, you can and the download will continue.
If a download fails, you can attempt the download again by
opening the downloads window with control j when you are in
Firefox, then moving to the file you want to download in the
list, opening the context menu, and trying the download again.
You don't have to go to the page and begin the download again
The new download will again be at the top of the list. The
previous attempt will still be in the list so go to the top
after you begin the download again to see information.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:55 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] firefox download complete
Hi, I asked this on the firefox support page and apparrently
that group is mostly sighted users so I'm asking here.
Is there any way to get firefox to notify me when a download
The only way I currently know of is to try and close the
firefox window that I initiated the download in and if it asks
me if I want to stop the downlaod to click okay.
Then I back out of that input window and let the download