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Move the Status Bar Web Address Display to the Address Bar

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Is the ability to see the addresses for weblinks the only reason that you keep the Status Bar visible? Now you can hide the Status Bar and move that address display to the Address Bar in Firefox.


Here is the normal “Status Bar” address display for the weblink we were hovering the mouse over in our browser. That is nice but if you really prefer to keep the “Status Bar” hidden what do you do? Move that display to a better (and definitely more convenient) location.



Once you have the extension installed that is all there is to it…you are ready to go. Notice the address display in “Address Bar”. That is definitely looking nice.

Just for fun we temporarily left the “Status Bar” visible as a demonstration while hovering over the link.


And then with the “Status Bar” totally disabled…more screen real-estate is always a good thing.

Note: The Status Address Bar extension does not show the original address behind shortened URLs.



If you are looking for an alternate way to see the address behind weblinks and acquire more screen real-estate, then the Status Bar extension will be a wonderful addition to your Firefox Browser.


Download the Status Address 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 04/27/10

Comments (7)

  1. DaveK

    I was going to do this but the link takes you to the add-on site alright but the add-on is for an older version of FF. Maybe it just hasn’t been updated to the right version number but FF hasn’t been updated itself for a little while now.

  2. LinuxUser

    this is cool but i’m not going to downgrade my Firefox to version 3.5 ! haha

  3. lilsting10

    Sweet! I must see if this also works alongside the Fission addon (showing how much the page has loaded in the address bar). If it does, my status bar is going bye-bye.

  4. Wil

    Fission does the same thing but also lets you customize the progress meter in the address bar.

  5. WayneW

    I go about this a little diff.
    I autohide the status bar after 500ms in settings (to keep it from popping up on mouseover).
    I have extended status ( added on and also have a couple more buttons installed there, so I need it.
    The only time it’s visible is when it’s “working” and it works great for me.

  6. Cesar

    does not work, please rewrite the code to 3.6.3 or higher

  7. Mr_Chelovek

    Please, make FF 4 beta support for this

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