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Created attachment 499614 [details] Status messages like these are very useful. I don't want them to go. The statusbar gives me a lot of useful information. 1. It lets me know what's holding up a page when it takes too long to load (usually google analytics or facebook "like" scripts) 2. It lets me know if I'm still "Waiting for" a server to respond and other status messages. 3. It gives me a progress bar. I spent hours searching the UI how to turn on the statusbar only to realize it was totally removed. Was this done for a few extra pixels of vertical screen space? I wouldn't mind shipping a browser with the statusbar turned off by default, but I expect to turn it back on. After all, it does no harm and it aint broke.
Bug 574688 replaced the status bar with the add-on bar. There is an extension to put it back https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/235283/
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Component: General → Toolbars
QA Contact: general → toolbars
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 602237
Too bad that extension does not really restore the status bar. It, however, puts the status messages in the URL bar. I don't think the location bar is the right place for status messages. If I want status messages, I want the option to show the statusbar and read status messages there. And the Add-on bar is too thick. It uses even more real estate than the old status bar.
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