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How can I remove the status bar?
I just updated Firefox and I noticed the status bar in the bottom left corner of my window. I find this bar to be extremely annoying and I can't find the option to turn it off like in the old Firefox. Where can I disable this feature?
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You are on version 8. The status bar has been renamed to add-ons bar, but the important thing to mention is that the add-ons bar goes across the entire bottom of the Firefox window. You can turn it on or off with a keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+/" -- which is the same as from "Alt+V" (View) > Toolbars > (check/uncheck) Add-ons bar
What you see in the lower-left corner is popping in and out is a yellow bar that is not quite at the bottom, overlays content and is distracting. It shows important information such as the url of a link you mouse over.
I don't know what you are used to before, so I will assume you just came from Firefox 3.6.* and had no problem with the Firefox status bar, if that is the case then see the additional information below line -- particularly item #10. With everything back on the addons bar you can hide or show the add-ons bar all at once with the keyboard shortcut.
You can make Firefox 8.0 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.
Okulungisiwe ngu David McRitchie
You're the best. Thank you soooo much.
I switched back over to Safari there for a little while to get away from that bar hahah :)