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how to get rid of web address flashing in lower left or right corner?

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every time I mouse over a link it flashes the web address in the lower left or right corners of the browser window. I find it to be distracting, and of no use, as soon as you mouse over it, it disappears. I would love to get rid of this.

Thanks, Kevin

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Do you only want to remove this "overLink" status message or other messages as well?

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

statuspanel[type="overLink"] .statuspanel-label {display:none!important;}


The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:

  • Create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist
  • Use a plain text editor like Notepad to create a (new) userChrome.css file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive)
  • Paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window
  • Make sure that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line
  • Make sure that you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css.
    Otherwise Windows may add a hidden .txt file extension and you end up with a not working userChrome.css.txt file
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الحل المُختار

Do you only want to remove this "overLink" status message or other messages as well?

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

statuspanel[type="overLink"] .statuspanel-label {display:none!important;}


The customization files userChrome.css (user interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the Firefox profile folder.

You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:

  • Create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist
  • Use a plain text editor like Notepad to create a (new) userChrome.css file in the chrome folder (file name is case sensitive)
  • Paste the code in the userChrome.css file in the editor window
  • Make sure that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line
  • Make sure that you select "All files" and not "Text files" when you save the file via "Save file as" in the text editor as userChrome.css.
    Otherwise Windows may add a hidden .txt file extension and you end up with a not working userChrome.css.txt file

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I have windows 8.1

I just tried and none of the links worked. I didn't want to reprogram firefox, it should have been as easy unchecking a box.

seeing that pop up is worthless, you can't click on it, when moused over it jumps to the other side.

what is it's purpose???

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The value of that "statuspanel" is to show you the URL of a hyperlink on cursor hover and to display URL's of what is loading - or show what is slow to load when the webpage seems to take forever to load.

Sorry, there is no "box to uncheck" in preferences, but there are are a few add-ons for a retro Add-on Bar or retro Status Bar that will add / restore a "bar" to the bottom of the browser window where that "statuspanel" would reside and not "pop-up" when it has content to display. Unfortunately though, those type of add-ons will include additional features which you may not need. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/status-4-evar/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/the-addon-bar/

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I added "Status-4-Evar and that solved my issue, thank you very much!