Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How to add Auto-hide status bar in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Visit https://addons.mozilla.org/ in your Firefox browser.
  2. Click on the yellow (may turn green in future) Add to Firefox button to install the autoHideStatusbar add-on. 

        3.Restart Firefox to complete the installation of the add on.
        4.Once you have installed the autoHideStatusbar add-on, you will see that your Firefo statusbar has been hidden. The Firefox window would look something like this :

       5.If you want the statusbar to appear again, then you can hover the mouse cursor over the usual statusbar region. You can also press the hotkey Ctrl + Alt + U to make the statusbar appear.
      6.You can access the autoHideStatusbar add-on preferences from Firefox menubar Tools → Add-ons → Extensions. In the prefernces window, you can choose to enable or disable the add-on and when to show the statusbar (like when hovering over a link, downloading a file or a pge is loading etc.)
      7.If you have a particular website where you would like to have the statusbar always display, then you can add the URL here in the AHS Filters section as shown.

     The autoHideStatusbar add-on for Firefox can fulfill the needs of a person who is looking forward to have a Chrome's statusbar like auto-hiding statusbar in Mozilla Firefox. It not only works for Firefox browser but also in Thunderbird email client and the Flock browser.


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