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The status bar is missing after upgrading to 4 beta 7 from 4 beta 6.

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The status bar at the bottom of the window was visible when I was using Beta 6 but after upgrading to Beta 7 it is now missing. I have restarted Firefox numerous times.

Modified by the-edmeister

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The status bar has been removed from beta 7 and replaced with the add-on bar. If there are particular features of the status bar that you want, you can use the Status-4-Evar add-on to add them to the add-on bar.

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The status bar has been removed from beta 7 and replaced with the add-on bar. If there are particular features of the status bar that you want, you can use the Status-4-Evar add-on to add them to the add-on bar.

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Where did my reply go and the other helpful answers? It isn't nice to simply delete replies guys

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Thank you. The Status-4-Evar addon works fine.

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ok i have a smillar problem. I dont mind the status bar being merged with the url bur, but I dont see the progress bar under url / tabs (like i've seen in screen shots). Ive tried running it in safe mode and still no luck. how do i get my progress bar back? without using Status-4-Evar

FF4b7

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That feature has been removed because it caused performance issues (slow down and CPU usage). It may return in a future Firefox 4.x version, but not in 4.0. You can see a counter clockwise spinning throbber during the connection phase and a clockwise spinning throbber during the loading phase. That progression bar didn't give a real impression of the loading anyway, so it was deceiving and thus removed.

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JustJosh: you replied in a different thread on the same topic

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For some reason, Mozilla has decide it would be a great idea to copy the #1 most hated internet browser ever that they were originally formed to provide an alternative to! this means that the"progress bar" no longer exists (though, I don't see why it really matters much), and instead, when on a page that does not load instantly, the URL bar will show a "progress" of changing colors.

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Pity this change wasn't documented in the release notes. That would have saved me some head scratching and google-ing!

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I am not a developer, and I surf on a laptop, where vertical space is at a premium.

However, I'd prefer the status bar to stay where it is, since that's where I look when I hover the mouse on a link.

I installed Firefox beta last night, and kept it running for all of 15 minutes. After that, I uninstalled it; and that's only because the status bar was gone.

The fact that the URL is now showing in the location bar is not good enough : since there's not enough space there to show it entirely, I can't see what I want to.

At least, if you want to save space, make it a customizable bar, so that those who, like me, wants it and use it, can get it back.

If you persist in this direction, I'll have to look for another browser, or stay at 3.6. For me, that's a deal breaker.

Thank you.

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laubla99 , the Status-4-Evar add-on allows you to show hovered links in the add-ons bar.

The add-ons bar is more customizable than the status bar was.

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"laubla99 , the Status-4-Evar add-on allows you to show hovered links in the add-ons bar. "

It may be. But why do I have to keep installing add-on to do something that Ff used to do naturally?

At the moment, my Ff has the minimal number of add-on (because FF 3.6 has a memory leak somewhere, it seems).

And I still have to restart it from time to time, because after a while, it's sluggish.


I find the situation very irritating.

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Ok, you're right, it does display the URL, and I can customize it to my needs.

Still... ;-/

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Bring back the status bar for people that want it. I would move to a different browser it its not reinstated. For the status of my downloads and i like to see the page loading status and for me it is really a must have

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lawlor59, with the status-4-evar add-on mentioned above you can make the add-ons bar very similar to the old status bar.

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Get used to it !

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@ laubla99 24th 3# posts

You were mentioning the customisable toolbars, and your shortage of vertical space and the short location bar.

I myself was playing with the customisable layout and note they have tweaked it a bit since 3.6 Now if I wish for instance I can put my bookmark items on the menu bar, and close down a whole bookmarks bar worth of vertical space. Whilst I can still see my bookmarks items as long as I display what was the menu bar.

It even allows you now (4.0Beta 8) to put say the location and search bar onto the filemenu, and name and create your own toolbars. What it does not at present allow is duplication of items. No doubt this is all discussed somewhere.

Although in practice I do the opposite and use a large full width bookmarks toolbar, but it is nice to have the choice.

As previously the location bar and search bar are, by default, draggable to expand / contract whilst in use.

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it feels you like you are using a slower, cheaper, ripped over, poor imitation, beiged out version of Google Chrome.. but i have an idea how they can turn all that around - ADD A SIMPLE STATUS BAR!!

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THE LATEST FIREFOX 4.0 BETA 9 TAKES HIGH PERFORMANCE AND SLOW DOWN OTHER PROCESS AND SYSTEM HANGUP ALSO TAKES ITS BIG PROBLEM TO THE USER

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