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Option to have status bar autohide when not expecting a status

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: William Arcand, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20041221
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20041221

In an effor to maximize viewable browser real estate the following thought
crossed my mind: Yes, I can disable the status bar, but wouldn't be nice if the
status bar would still be visable while loading a page, yet auto-hide when I am
not 'expecting' a status. A on/off option for the status bar is nice, but I
think an option to 'auto-hide' the status bar when pages are not loading would
be helpful. Why would I care about the status of a page that is already loaded?
I understand there are quicklaunch icons that people use, but I think aside an
on/off feature for the status bar, an auto-hide feature for when a page is not
loading would also be helpful.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual Results:  
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moving/animated UI is a visual distraction, and since we use the status bar for
popup blocked, live bookmark additions, and security and anti-phishing bits,
this is hiding a lot of useful notifications.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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