On link mouseover, show URL at the bottom

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

Thunderbird
Message Reader UI
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enhancement
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
2 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Immanuel, Unassigned)

Tracking

45 Branch

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

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Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.11; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0
Build ID: 20160502172042

Steps to reproduce:

[feature request]
I often like to see the URL of a link, by hovering over it. Firefox has this feature. I consider it very userful and even a security improvement.

On hovering any link in the message text (html), the underlying URL could be shown at the bottom, as a small status field. 

Thanks for considering!
(Reporter)

Updated

2 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
When you enable the statusbar you would see the link target. And also other informations when you for example check the mail server etc.

Comment 2

2 years ago
Isn't the status bar enabled by default anyway?

Comment 3

2 years ago
Yes, and yes. Perhaps some addon is blocking this for the user?
Immanuel, do you have the status bar?  (view | toolbars | status bar)   
If you do, does problem occur in safe mode? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/safe-mode-thunderbird

The alternative is bug 698597
Flags: needinfo?(immanuel)
(Reporter)

Comment 4

2 years ago
On Mac OS X the status bar is disabled by default. 
I now found it under settings > status bar. It works fine. Thanks a lot for your hint.

I'm not in safe mode and have no relevant extensions installed.
I agree, it's almost duplicate to Bug 698597. I'll vote for this.

Thanks indeed for your quick response!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(immanuel)
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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