Recently I noticed that my Chrome Downloads bar had disappeared. This made things really inconvenient when I came to try and open something I’d downloaded. I would be automatically drawn to the bottom of the screen and nothing would be there. To get to my downloads I was having to click on the Wrench symbol and click on Downloads, or press Ctrl+J to show the downloads tab. I figured that removing Chrome and reinstalling it would resolve the issue but I didn’t want to reconfigure everything the way I like it. Luckily I was looking through chrome://flags and discovered a Flag entitled “New Downloads UI”. If you disable this and restart chrome next time you download something the downloads bar will appear. Just enable it again if you want to disable the bar permanently.