Status Address Bar Increases Screen Space, Shows Where Link Goes

Firefox only (Windows/Mac/Linux): Whenever you hover over a link, Firefox extension Status Address Bar displays the URL a link is pointing to in your Firefox address bar, eliminating the need for your status bar and freeing up precious screen real estate.

For many, the only reason Firefox's status bar is even useful is so they can see what URL a link is pointing to before they click it. If that's the case for you, those extra 14 or so wasted pixels at the bottom of your browser window are probably better suited for adding a little more height to your browser's viewing area. The Status Address Bar gives you the best of both worlds:

With this extension installed, you can hide your Firefox status bar (View -> Status Bar) and still see where links are pointing — only rather than displaying the URLs in the status bar, Firefox will display URLs when you hover over a link in the Firefox address bar.

In the screenshot, for example, my mouse is hovering over the article headline and its URL is visible in my address bar. It's not groundbreaking, but if you're looking for more ways to maximise Firefox's viewing area without sacrificing functionality, it's a nice addition. Status Address Bar is an experimental Firefox extension, works anywhere Firefox does.

Status Address Bar [Firefox Add-ons via gHacks]


    I guess an additional upgrade of this plug in would be to also expand short links as an option.

    That's actually really, really, clever. I've been looking at a chrome-like solution, auto-hiding the statusbar, but the only extension i found was intrusive.

    Awesome find. This is why i still can't cross to chrome, FF has too many awesome addons.

    This is pretty sweet, and saves me some more screen space on my 7" tablet. I did have an issue in that I use 1-clickweather and foxclocks which both display on the status bar, however I switched over to forecast fox which lets me display weather on a toolbar, and foxclocks had an option for that as well, so now I can get rid of the status bar.

    If you like this check out "Hide Menubar" addons as well:

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