Manage Downloads in the Unity Dash

Registered by Robin on 2013-03-03

In the actual releases, downloads are managed by Firefox in an separate small window. This is unnecessary, because if you just want to check the progress of the download quickly, it coast a lot of time to find this small window.

Instead of that, the dash could be used for it:

→ The user clicks on a file in his webbrowser

→ He is asked, if he want to download or to open the file

→ The dash opens, the progress of the currently active download is shown, buttons to stop or to cancel would be there, too

→ The user could easily continue working while the dash is hidden, if he would check the progress, he could just press SUPER and the dash would open, showing the status of the download

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