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Windows 7: IE9 lower left url on mouseover, how to stop

08 May 2011   #21
GRS

7100x64
 
 

Thought I'd waited long enough, so finally installed IE9. Nice except for that nagging annoyance of a pop-up in the lower left corner (or the status bar) every time I hover over any links. That's a permanent "feature"? Can't wait until someone comes up with the utility that turns that off.

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08 May 2011   #22

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

why would you not want to see the real url when hovering over a link? and why is enabling the status bar not an acceptable solution?

As I believe in user choice I think the option should be configurable however.

I didnt even realise IE9 did this till reading this thread, so they kept the feature even without a status bar interesting, although I keep my status bar and use classic shell to restore some IE8 behaviour to it.
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08 May 2011   #23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRS View Post
Thought I'd waited long enough, so finally installed IE9. Nice except for that nagging annoyance of a pop-up in the lower left corner (or the status bar) every time I hover over any links. That's a permanent "feature"? Can't wait until someone comes up with the utility that turns that off.
One caution that I thought of was that the scammers and virus/trojan writers would love to be able to turn off your URL poper-upper so that they could get people to click on their nefarious links that were really not the true url.

Rich
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08 May 2011   #24

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRS View Post
Thought I'd waited long enough, so finally installed IE9. Nice except for that nagging annoyance of a pop-up in the lower left corner (or the status bar) every time I hover over any links. That's a permanent "feature"? Can't wait until someone comes up with the utility that turns that off.
One caution that I thought of was that the scammers and virus/trojan writers would love to be able to turn off your URL poper-upper so that they could get people to click on their nefarious links that were really not the true url.

Rich
exactly hence me wondering why someone would want it off.
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09 May 2011   #25
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7100x64
 
 

Give me the choice. Please! For folks doing commercial work on the Internet (we're architects using manufacturers' websites to review products and download specs), the annoyance level of this "banter" in the lower left corner as the cursor flies over lists of PDF cutsheets and installation data is horrible. I've tried it w/ and w/o the status bar enabled. Both are bad. I can't/won't sit here and now, with IE9 in place, carefully review link addresses as they pop up in the lower left before clicking -- I'd never meet my project deadlines. I understand MS wants to save me from myself, but let me decide if this is the best way to do that.
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09 May 2011   #26

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRS View Post
Give me the choice. Please!
I understand MS wants to save me from myself, but let me decide if this is the best way to do that.
There are people that might agree with you BUT: Many many people need to be saved from themselves and the pop up is a minor distraction and does allow you to see what the url really is.

Again, the scammers and trojan injectors would love for your option to be there as they would then turn it off. they would put innocent url's on their web page that really went to a .ru site instead of updates.microsoft.com

I think you are tilting at windmills and if you really want to stop the pop ups. put a piece of duct tape on the bottom left of your screen.
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09 May 2011   #27

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GRS View Post
Give me the choice. Please! For folks doing commercial work on the Internet (we're architects using manufacturers' websites to review products and download specs), the annoyance level of this "banter" in the lower left corner as the cursor flies over lists of PDF cutsheets and installation data is horrible. I've tried it w/ and w/o the status bar enabled. Both are bad. I can't/won't sit here and now, with IE9 in place, carefully review link addresses as they pop up in the lower left before clicking -- I'd never meet my project deadlines. I understand MS wants to save me from myself, but let me decide if this is the best way to do that.
If you dont use the popup how is it stopping you from clicking without looking at it?
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10 May 2011   #28

win7 64bit
 
 

Richnrockville, I do not want a liberal in the White House to save me from myself. Why would I want my browser to do same? I am perfectly capable of hiring a limo to take me home from the bar and like to chose my own health care plan, thank you. I have layers of firewalls, internet filters and virus blockers that I employ to keep the bad guys at bay. I want to surf in peace and isolation without nag screen after nag screen after nag screen nagging me all the time.

Windows 7 nag screens can be turned off. Surely IE9s nag screens can be turned off too.
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10 May 2011   #29

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Seeing as its not a nag screen. No.
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11 May 2011   #30

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Cannot stop it. Unless you want to hack into the resource files and hope there is a means.
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