There still is an add-on for Firefox, it is called Download Sound.
You can have it play a sound or announce a message with Text To Speech.
It works in the latest Firefox versions.
There is an extension for Chrome as well.
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 given.
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 from there.
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 is
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