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Used View menu to hide Status Bar...how get Status Bar back?


Used View menu to hide Status Bar...how do I get the Status Bar back?

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r85
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • 3.0.50106.0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10

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Scott Plunkett 4 solutions 48 answers

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Click View > Toolbars > Customize > Restore Default Set.

If you can not the View button or the Menu buttons at all just click F10 or and hold the ALT key to show the menu temporarily to change these settings!

Helper7677 165 solutions 1653 answers

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If all you are missing is the Status Bar, you do not need to use the Customize Toolbars dialog; simply click View, click Status Bar to place a check mark next to it.

If your Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, History...Help) is missing, see: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Menu+bar+is+missing

If other toolbars or buttons are missing, see: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Back+and+forward+or+other+toolbar+items+are+missing

In addition, you have out-of-date plug-ins with known security issues. You should update them.

  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  1. Check your plugin versions: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/
    • Note: plugin check page does not have information on all plugin versions
  2. Update Shockwave for Director
    • NOTE: this is not the same as Shockwave Flash; this installs the Shockwave Player.
    • Use Firefox to download and SAVE the installer to your hard drive from the link in the article below (Desktop is a good place so you can find it).
    • When the download is complete, exit Firefox (File > Exit)
    • locate and double-click in the installer you just downloaded, let the install complete.
    • Restart Firefox and check your plugins again.
    • Download link and more information: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Shockwave+plugin+with+Firefox
  3. Update Java:

Modified by Helper7677

dilipkumar9844 0 solutions 1 answers

to get back your status bar use this extension


hope this will help thank you..

Helper7677 165 solutions 1653 answers


Original poster is using Firefox 3.6.10, so your information relating to Firefox 4.0beta7 does not apply. The Status Bar:

  • is still present in all Firefox 3.6.x versions (at least through 3.6.12)
  • was present in Firefox 4.0beta1 - 4.0beta6
  • is replaced by the Add-ons Bar in Firefox 4.0beta7