Thanks to this post and it’s comments you can automatically close Safari’s Downloads window. Create the following AppleScript and place it in
/Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts.
on appIsRunning(appName) tell application "System Events" to (name of processes) contains appName end appIsRunning on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving added_items try if appIsRunning("Safari") then tell application "Safari" repeat with w in windows if name of w is "Downloads" then set isdocument to true try set d to document of w set the result to d on error set isdocument to false end try if (not isdocument) then tell w to close end if end if end repeat end tell end if end try end adding folder items to
Then navigate to your home directory, right click on
Downloads and select
Folder Actions Setup... to add this script to that folder.
Now, as you download files to this folder the script will be run and the window closed. I find it takes a second or two, but at least I don’t have to keep closing it myself!