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Windows 7: Turn on Google Statusbar

20 Oct 2010   #1
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Turn on Google Statusbar

Is it possible to have the Statusbar that you normally see on the bottom of Browsers appear permanently in Chrome, that's one of my issues with using Chrome.


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20 Oct 2010   #2
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Mine is on all of the time. When nothing is going on, it just says Done. Or are you referring to something else?
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20 Oct 2010   #3
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What version are you using?

I mean like this. I want it all the way across the Browser Screen, not some stupid bubble.

Note: That's an Echofon (Twitter client) icon on Firefox.


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20 Oct 2010   #4
Trucidation

 

This would be nice. I'd rather have a permanent status bar rather than that annoying recurring download bar.
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20 Oct 2010   #5
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That's a HUGE reason I can't use the new IE or Chrome.
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20 Oct 2010   #6
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
That's a HUGE reason I can't use the new IE or Chrome.
The new IE (IE 9 beta) status bar is very simple to reintroduce into your browsing experience.

Tap the "Alt" key to get the menu bar:
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Click on "View":
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Then "Toolbars" and select the "Status Bar":
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Done!

I don't know about Chrome as I very rarely use it. I'm a FF x64 kinda guy...


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20 Oct 2010   #7
Trucidation

 

@EchoX860: IE does hide it but as mikedl showed you can force it out. Iirc you can do this on IE8 too. The only reason I use Chrome over IE is merely personal preference (like some websites appearing wonky in one browser but not the other, grr...).

Chrome on the other hand seems to take the "minimalist" approach too far and simply doesn't make the option available.
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20 Oct 2010   #8
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
@EchoX860: IE does hide it but as mikedl showed you can force it out. Iirc you can do this on IE8 too. The only reason I use Chrome over IE is merely personal preference (like some websites appearing wonky in one browser but not the other, grr...).

Chrome on the other hand seems to take the "minimalist" approach too far and simply doesn't make the option available.
Neither does FF x64 without an add-on:
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Quite frankly, I prefer the extra screen space for web pages. Sure, in this day and age, most of us have large monitors but I'll still take all of the screen real estate I can get.

FF has put what was once in the status bar up in the address bar location and the hover links are presented neatly in the status bar as well:
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