Closed Bug 289154 Opened 20 years ago Closed 14 years ago

Link href should be shown in yellowlabel on mouseover when statusbar is off


(Firefox :: General, enhancement)

Not set





(Reporter: kerochan2, Unassigned)




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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050401 Firefox/1.0.2 (Debian package 1.0.2-2)
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Link href should be shown in yellowlabel on mouseover when statusbar is off
It's always good to know where a link leads.
This is what IE does (I think, don't have a copy at the moment)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Menu:View->Show statusbar => OFF
2. Point on a link
3. Wait...

Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  
Little yellowlabel should be shown with the href of the link
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Closed: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
*** Bug 319418 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reopening based on dupe.

Resolution: EXPIRED → ---
It is possible to get something like this by installing the Greasemonkey extension and using the attached user script.

It would still be nice to have this a core feature of the browser.
Assignee: bross2 → nobody
This is a valid RFE. Can't find a dupe, so confirming... (personally, I think this would be a nice touch.)
Ever confirmed: true
The equivalent RFE has been filed for SeaMonkey under bug 324624

1. Firefox::General doesn't sound right as a Component for this bug. Shouldn't it live in Core::Layout or something? If yes, then we can dupe the Sm bug mentioned above onto this one.
2. Shouldn't the tooltip reflect the TITLE= attribute, when present in an <A> tag?
3. Doesn't this do double-duty with the URL displayed on mouseover on the Statusbar? (Yes, I know it is possible to hide the statusbar. Just playing devil's advocate.)

Setting Version to Trunk on general principles (Trunk is where new features are developed).
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Blocks: 324624
I think bug 419266 is a duplicate of this too.
You're right Jens.
Hi -- I'm the filer of bug Bug 476589

Wanted to mention that this should be parity-opera and possibly also parity-chrome (if you consider the way it handles this functionally equivalent).

I'd also like to point out that all the dupes have "tooltip" in their title.
Here I am in Firefox 4 in fullscreen mode today, and I think it is absolutely bananas that you don't show me where a link will lead via a tooltip, and just expect me to click it hoping for the best, or need me to install a plug-in or something.
Plus change the bug title perhaps to "show link URL on mouseover when in fullscreen mode' and more people could find this bug.
For Firefox 4.0 final the link URL will be shown in a little box in the lower left when hovering over a link. (prior betas had it in the address bar) This essentially implements the request of this bug: the ability to see the link destination on hover when the status bar is hidden (now removed for Firefox 4) including full screen mode. Instead of a tooltip they went with something similar in the lower left so it's out of the way and doesn't cover up the middle of the page.

Duping this to bug 541656 where the feature was implemented.
Closed: 19 years ago14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
No longer blocks: 324624
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