Disabling Firefox’s download completion alert

Every time I follow a link to a PDF in Firefox, before the document comes up (I have PDFs set to open an external Adobe Reader window rather than show up within the browser) a notification slowly slides out from the task bar and then slowly disappears back into the task bar.  This causes about a three-second delay each time.  I wished to disable the download completion alert.

You can!  Here’s how:

Go to about:config (type that in the address bar) and change browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete to false.

Thanks to cor-el for answering the question and to Ed for asking it, on the Firefox support forum.

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