Downloads window in Safari.

macOS and Mac Apps

Hey y'all. Just a quick question. When I press command option L to bring up the downloads window in Safari on my Mac, voiceover says show downloads but the focus doesn't switch and I can't find the downloads window anywhere. I am still running Mavericks. What the heck am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for the help.:-)



Submitted by Siobhan on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hi. Try going to the address bar, I do things confoluted ;) but stop ineracting with html, then shift tab until you hear the address bar. VO right until you should hear downloads table. interact with that. see if thathelps. if not, I might just do it and not explainhow very well. if that's the case, I'm sorry. :)

Submitted by mehgcap on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

I know it's a basic question, but have you restarted Safari? The entire Mac? This happened to me once in Mavericks, and a restart put things right again.

Submitted by Blind Joe on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hey Siobhan. Thanks for you suggestion. I think it will work but the problem I have is I can't find the stupid address bar. When I Shift tab it just takes me through my open tabs, top sites, ETC. Anything else you can think of to try?

Submitted by Blind Joe on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

He Mehgcab. I have tried restarting safari and my Mac and that doesn't seem to help. Regardless, I sincerely appreciate the suggestion.:-)

Submitted by Blind Joe on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hey guys, I figured it out. I guess somehow my toolbar got hidden. I went to the view menu and click show toolbar and was able to access my downloads and clear the folder. Thank you again for your help and suggestions. I really don't know what I would do without this website and all of its contributors. God bless.:-)