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When downloading files in Safari you can see your current downloads in View -> Current Downloads or AltCommandL

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If my memory serves me right, this window also showed the download speeds as well (this was in previous versions of Safari when it used to be a separate window). But I can not figure out how to bring up the downloads speeds.

My question: How can I see my current download speeds in Safari (version 6) without the use of any extensions of third party apps?

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After reading this thread and with the reproducibility described here, I started to believe that this is a bug. In this thread OS X users complain that sometimes download speed is visible and sometimes not. It was suggested to completely quit Safari, open terminal and execute:

rm ~/Library/Safari/Downloads.plist

And launch Safari again. That did not work for me.

The following steps might show your download speed (80% change, your mileage may vary):

  • Start a download
  • Pause that download
  • Close the download window
  • Wait 5 seconds and open the download window
  • Resuming the download
  • (after closing the download window, you need to do this all over again)

Screenshot, showing visible download speed (OS X 10.8.5 and Safari 6.0.5): enter image description here

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Indeed pause and resume does the trick some times, for me it is more 10% than 80%. The download speeds sometimes show when hovering the mouse cursor over the area just below the X and the magnifying-glass, but usually it does not. –  CousinCocaine Sep 26 '13 at 6:26
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I coludn't check it, but usually in apple software there is a pattern: Option+Click gives you more information.

Try it on progress bar.

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'Option'+'Click' does the same as 'Click' -> nothing. –  CousinCocaine Sep 26 '13 at 6:48
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