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status bar at bottom of browser is missing

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Before updating to Firefox 7, I had the Ani-weather and Webmail add-ons that displayed at the bottom of the browser in the status bar. Now that status bar does not exist. When I went into the ani-weather configuration screen and set it to appear in the status bar I now get an error message stating that it couldn't put it in the location selected. What happened to the bottom status bar and how do I get it back?

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the status bar is now called the add-ons bar, it can be turned on/off via the View menu, but it has its own keyboard shortcut to toggle it on/off as well ("Ctrl+/").


Please mark "Solved" one answer that will best help others with a similar problem -- hope this was it.


You can make Firefox 7.0.1 look like Firefox 3.6.*, see numbered items 1-10 in the following topic Fix Firefox 4.0 toolbar user interface, problems (Make Firefox 4.0 thru 8.0, look like 3.6). Whether or not you make changes, you should be aware of what has changed and what you have to do to use changed or missing features.

There is a lot more beyond those first 10 steps listed, if you want to make Firefox more functional.

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the status bar is now called the add-ons bar, it can be turned on/off via the View menu, but it has its own keyboard shortcut to toggle it on/off as well ("Ctrl+/").


Please mark "Solved" one answer that will best help others with a similar problem -- hope this was it.


You can make Firefox 7.0.1 look like Firefox 3.6.*, see numbered items 1-10 in the following topic Fix Firefox 4.0 toolbar user interface, problems (Make Firefox 4.0 thru 8.0, look like 3.6). Whether or not you make changes, you should be aware of what has changed and what you have to do to use changed or missing features.

There is a lot more beyond those first 10 steps listed, if you want to make Firefox more functional.

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dmcritchie, thank you for your reply and the links. I discovered shortly after I posted this question the information regarding the loss of the status bar starting with 4.0 and the need to install the add-on "status-4-evar" to get it back. Installed it and everything is as it should be.

Thank you again for the quick response.