So, what do you do to view the status of an ongoing download while downloading a file using Firefox, the way is, have a look at the Download window, i.e. by using the key combination ‘Ctrl+J’. Here is a Firefox add-on named as Download Statusbar (compatible with newly launched Firefox 4), which allows you to have a look at the download status via a statusbar.
As soon as you click on a download link, the statusbar appears, and when you take the mouse pointer over it, it shows you the status as seen in the snapshot below.
If you click on the ‘Downloads’ button, you can see few more options, like ‘Clear All Finished’, ‘Switch to Mini Mode’ , Pause all, Resume, etc.
Clicking on the ‘Options’ takes you to an interface to customize it more, as shown below.
Here you can customize it for appearance, virus scan, notifications, etc.
Download Statusbar seems to be a nifty add-on which allows you to manage and have a view of current downloads, and the progress in good way.
Go ahead and give it a try, share your views about it with us.