Do you like the way that the Progress Bar is built into the Address Bar in Safari Browser? You can get the same functionality in Firefox with the Fission extension.


Here you can see our example browser with the “Progress Bar” displaying as normal in the “Status Bar” and the “Throbber” spinning. We can do better than that though, right?



Once you have installed the extension, you might want to take a quick look at Fission’s options. You can easily change the color that displays in the address bar or even use an image (which makes for a truly unique look). You may also activate any of the three “Address Bar Features” if desired. For our example we chose a blue color…

Note: The “Preview Feature” is extremely nice for seeing how a new color or image will look before finalizing your decision.



You can see a very noticeable difference after we reloaded the webpage. No “Status Bar” or “Throbber” required to know how close the webpage is to finishing loading up.



If you love the combined Address and Progress Bars in Safari or have been wanting something like this to help minimize your UI, then Fission is a must-have extension for your Firefox Browser.


Download the Fission extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Download the Fission extension (Extension Homepage)

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