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How to disable the status text without using Status4Evar

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  • Èsì tí ó kẹ́hìn lọ́wọ́ Nashy19

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I want to disable the status-bar text with pops up at the bottom when you hover over a URL. The reason is simply because I find the flashing annoying, if I want to see where a hyperlink goes I usually look at it's properties.

The most common solutions seem to be edit the userChrome.css file (this has no effect for me), or use the Status4Evar addon. The addon does work but it causes another problem and moves the downloads pop-up way over to the bottom left, as shown here: http://imgur.com/XyLkX30

I also tried "The Addon Bar (Restored) but it doesn't seem to remove the status text.

Is there another way?

Thanks.

Ti ṣàtúnṣe nípa Nashy19

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Does other code in the file work?

#urlbar *, #FindToolbar *, #search-container * { font-size:15pt!important; }

Can you post the full content of the userChrome.css file?


  • Create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist
  • Use a plain text editor like Notepad 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 that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line
  • Make sure that 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.txt file
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Did you find this thread: Disable status bar without add-on? Note that there is an updated rule for the userChrome.css in case you tried the older one, the main point being to use the statuspanel selector. Also, inconveniently, you need to exit Firefox and start it up again to force a re-read of a changed userChrome.css file.

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Hi, I hadn't seen that thread yet. I tried the second block of userChrome.css code there with the statuspanel and restarted, but it looks like it had no effect.

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See this more recent thread:

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I am using the same code, strangely it has no effect. Is there something I can use to test the userChrome file?

I noticed the note about disabling/enabling Adblock Plus, but I have tried it in safe mode with all addons disabled.

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Does other code in the file work?

#urlbar *, #FindToolbar *, #search-container * { font-size:15pt!important; }

Can you post the full content of the userChrome.css file?


  • Create the chrome folder (lowercase) in the <xxxxxxxx>.default profile folder if this folder doesn't exist
  • Use a plain text editor like Notepad 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 that the userChrome.css file starts with the default @namespace line
  • Make sure that 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.txt file
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It worked. The old file was the problem although I can't see why (the extension was right and there were no hidden characters). Recreating the userChrome.css file fixed it.