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After the latest browse overhaul the add-on Status-4-Ever is no longer compatible with my version of firefox and the status boxes are showing up again. Can you tell me how to get rid of them and if so can you please lay it out in step by step instructions i'm not very computer savvy

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cor-el said

Do you only want to hide the status messages that Firefox show during the page loading or also link information you see when you hover a link? 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="status"] .statuspanel-label {display:none!important;}

You need to create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist.

  • use a plain text editor (Windows: Notepad; Mac: Textedit) 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 the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line

If you are on Windows:

  • make sure 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.css.txt file.

  • make sure you do not have a double .css.css file extension (userChrome.css.css.css) if it is still not working

This was the answer but you put it in such a confusing way let me help you re-wright it

You'll need to locate the default profiles folder so follow this

First press windows + R keys at the same time this should bring up the run command box.

Type into the new box %appdata% that should bring up the Roaming folder then from there go Mobzilla folder, Firefox folder, Profiles folder then finaly the ########.Default folder.

Once there you will need to make a new folder to do this right click in the folder then go new then folder and name this new folder chrome in all lowercase once made go into that folder. Keep this folder open because we will be needing it later.

now you need to open up a notepad to do this. Windows button + R again and this time type notepad into the run box.

Once open you will need to copy and paste the text below into the notepad.


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

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

Once you have that done click file in the top left then click Save As. You will want to save this to a place you can access easily like the desktop. Name this text file userChrome.css its CaseSensitive so be careful.

Ok now we have the userChrome.css ready all you have to do is drag and drop userChrome.css into the chrome folder we made earlyer.

Restart the browser and your done.

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You might try right clicking the Status Bar when it shows up and see if have any options come up that you can do.

Not going to like this one much : 3 Bar menu -->Addons then Extensions and disable all your new ones.

Read this so know where Extensions/Addons are : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

Create a New Profile : https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

Then replace all the files in your new Profile with your old profile ones except the one that holds Extensions/addons

Please let us know if this solved your issue or if need further assistance.

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Do you only want to hide the status messages that Firefox show during the page loading or also link information you see when you hover a link?

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="status"] .statuspanel-label {display:none!important;}

You need to create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist.

  • use a plain text editor (Windows: Notepad; Mac: Textedit) 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 the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line

If you are on Windows:

  • make sure 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.css.txt file.

  • make sure you do not have a double .css.css file extension (userChrome.css.css.css) if it is still not working
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Might be there, not sure. Go to 3 Bar menu -->Addons then Extensions then go to the top of the Browser and should be something Missing something Click Here. Click there and see if there is a Remove Button (words). If not back to the other way of making a new Profile.

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cor-el said

Do you only want to hide the status messages that Firefox show during the page loading or also link information you see when you hover a link? 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="status"] .statuspanel-label {display:none!important;}

You need to create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist.

  • use a plain text editor (Windows: Notepad; Mac: Textedit) 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 the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line

If you are on Windows:

  • make sure 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.css.txt file.

  • make sure you do not have a double .css.css file extension (userChrome.css.css.css) if it is still not working

This was the answer but you put it in such a confusing way let me help you re-wright it

You'll need to locate the default profiles folder so follow this

First press windows + R keys at the same time this should bring up the run command box.

Type into the new box %appdata% that should bring up the Roaming folder then from there go Mobzilla folder, Firefox folder, Profiles folder then finaly the ########.Default folder.

Once there you will need to make a new folder to do this right click in the folder then go new then folder and name this new folder chrome in all lowercase once made go into that folder. Keep this folder open because we will be needing it later.

now you need to open up a notepad to do this. Windows button + R again and this time type notepad into the run box.

Once open you will need to copy and paste the text below into the notepad.


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

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

Once you have that done click file in the top left then click Save As. You will want to save this to a place you can access easily like the desktop. Name this text file userChrome.css its CaseSensitive so be careful.

Ok now we have the userChrome.css ready all you have to do is drag and drop userChrome.css into the chrome folder we made earlyer.

Restart the browser and your done.

Modified by bloodelfcragy