One of the biggest complaints I have read about Firefox 4 is that Mozilla has eliminated the status bar we have all grown to be accustom to. However, just to prove that Mozilla does listen to the fans – they have given us a replacement, sort of. The status bar might be gone – but now we have the add-on bar.
To see the add-on bar in Firefox 4, all you need to do is right-click on the navigation toolbar, and select Add-on Bar to be seen from the selection of toolbars you can hide or unhide from your default view:
Once selected, you will see a new toolbar across the bottom of your window that will be home to some of your add-ons that wish to live there. For example, this is what AdBlock Plus looks like in the new add-on bar.
Now, I know this is not a perfect fix – however it does give you a place to keep some of your add-ons that you like to keep handy at all times.
Is there an add-on to give us the old status bar back?
Personally, I think I will try to live without the status bar or add-on bar for a while and see if I can get used to it. How about you? Do you like that add-on bar? Want the status bar back? Maybe you enjoy not having anything down there at all?