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Move the Progress Bar to the Tabs in Firefox

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Do you like having the Progress Bar to monitor webpage loading but prefer to keep the Status Bar hidden? Now you can easily move the Progress Bar to your tabs with the Tab Progress Bar extension.


Here is the “Progress Bar” showing in the “Status Bar” while a webpage is loading…nice if you like having the “Status Bar” displayed. But what if you prefer to have the “Status Bar” hidden?



Once you have installed the extension, the “Progress Bar” will display on any tabs that are currently loading leaving you free to completely hide the “Status Bar” if you desire.

Note: There are no options to have to worry with for this extension…just install and go.



If you are looking for a way to move Status Bar functionality to your tabs, then the Tab Progress Bar extension will make a nice addition to your Firefox Browser. If you want to hide the Status Bar until you need it, check out our article on how to Auto-Hide the Status Bar in Firefox.


Download the Tab Progress Bar extension (Mozilla Add-ons)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 11/6/09

Comments (6)

  1. Vadersapien

    Lol I just installed this addon l5 minutes ago…and then I find this article! It’s a great addon and is even better with the “Fission” addon installed (Which displays progress in URL bar as well)…

    I currently use both these addons with the Strata40 theme so Firefox (Namaroka in my case) looks just like the 3.7/4.0 mockups! (Mockups have progress line on tabs)

  2. nate_rio

    Tab Mix Plus has an option to show loading progress in the tabs in its options menu in the “Tab” tab under “Display”. It also does a WHOLE bunch of other very useful things.

  3. ali jamshaid

    can v do the same thing with google chrome ?

  4. Asian Angel

    @ali jamshaid – Not at the moment…I have not heard of anyone fixing an extension like this for Chrome yet. :( But there are two groups that I keep watching for new Chrome extensions and sooner or later I imagine one of them will find a way to do it. ^__^

  5. adarsh

    You people should check out Fission. It combines address bar and progress bar – Safari style

  6. hoff

    For those of you that want to disable the progress bar but like the other features, about:config and set extensions.tabmix.noprogress to true (somehow got turned on when I updated ff4) I hadnt even noticed it do that before and thought it was an ff feature or something..

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