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Is there a way to remove the changes to the URL Bar, specifically the status information and the target URL?

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To begin, I utterly despise the changes to the URL Bar and the removal of the Status bar. In order to stay with the latest version of Firefox I am attempting to recreate the look and feel as best I can.

I have already installed the Status-4-Evar extension. The only thing that remains is to remove the status information and the target URL from the bar.

Are there any settings in about:config that will allow me to make these changes?

EDIT: Status information can be removed by toggling. status4evar.statusInUrlBar. Still looking for a way to remove the target URL...

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This code in userChrome.css below the @namespace line seems to remove the links that appear on hover.

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

.urlbar-textbox-container {color: inherit !important;}
.urlbar-textbox-container-children {opacity: 1 !important;}
.urlbar-over-link-box {opacity: 0 !important;}


See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration#How_to_edit_configuration_files

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Chosen Solution

This code in userChrome.css below the @namespace line seems to remove the links that appear on hover.

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

.urlbar-textbox-container {color: inherit !important;}
.urlbar-textbox-container-children {opacity: 1 !important;}
.urlbar-over-link-box {opacity: 0 !important;}


See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Editing_configuration#How_to_edit_configuration_files

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Works beautifully. Thank you for your time and effort on this.