View and manage downloads from a tidy status bar – without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing. This is a new life in Firefox 26+ for old well-known add-on Download Statusbar.
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The extension, Status-4-Evar, will restore the status bar to how it looked before Firefox 4.0. Some people might like the more simplified interface of the browser, but others want to be able to see the status of things in the bottom of the browser all the time. If you find yourself in the second group, this add-on is perfect for you.
Wish the status bar in Firefox showed more? I’ve run across a great add-on for Firefox that will display all kinds of details in the bottom of your browser. The plugin you want to look for it called, Extended Statusbar. This makes the Firefox status bar much like the one you find in the Opera web browser.
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.
Is it time yet?
Come on, is it time yet?
If you find yourself asking this question time and time again, it might be about time you picked up the Simpler Timer add-on for Firefox. This clock and timer, once installed, lives inside your status bar (or toolbar) for easy access.
Browsing space is important; especially for smaller netbook PCs out there. So, why have the menu bar, bookmark bar and navigation bar shown if you don’t need them? The Hide GUI bars extension for Firefox will let you hide all three, or bring them back with one single keyboard combination.
Telling you what time it is seems like a trivial task for any modern browser, however many leave the job to your operating system.
However, if you have hidden your clocks and need a way to tell what time it is from Firefox, Statusbar Date is the perfect add-on for the job.
Ever needed to see your Firefox status bar when browsing in full screen mode (you can get into full screen mode by hitting the F11 key on your keyboard). If you answered, “Yes, tell me more!” do I ever have that add-on of your dreams.
Simply called Full Screen Status Bar, this add-on for Firefox shows the status bar in full screen mode. It is a very simple tweak that should make many full screen web browser users very happy.
Pick it up for yourself, and give it a shot at the Mozilla add-ons web site.
Seems like a few people thought I forgot a few favorite extensions with the 25 Tweaks for Your Firefox Status Bar. So, I thought why not revisit the idea and toss in some of the suggestions I received from all of you.
Flagfox – displays a country flag depicting the location of the current web site’s server
PingPong – start up a game of pong, anytime you feel the urge
FoxyMeter – how far have you surfed?
GA? – Is Google Analytics Installed – checks to see if Google Analytics is installed on any given page
Cookie Monster – gives you easy access to how cookies are used in your browser
infoRSS – displays RSS, Atom, parsed HTML and NNTP feed in a scrolling area in the status bar
Server Spy – indicates what brand of HTTP server (e.g. Apache, IIS, etc.) runs on the visited sites
Status-bar Scientific Calculator – a calculator that is very scientific!
Html Validator – adds HTML validation inside Firefox
Browse Images – browses all linked images of a page one after another or at once
MoneyQuake – displays your real-time earning statistics
whos.amung.us Users Online Counter – shows how many people are currently on your web site in accordance with the whos.amung.us widget
Converter – contextual unit and time zone conversion on any web page
QuickPageZoom – another quick page zoom add-on for the status bar
PhishTank SiteChecker – gives Firefox users a way to bring the community judgment of PhishTank
Forecastfox – get international weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com, and display it in any toolbar or statusbar
NoScript – allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and clickjacking attacks
Download Statusbar – view and manage downloads from a tidy statusbar – without the download window getting in the way of your web browsing
FoxyTunes – lets you control almost any media player and find lyrics, covers, videos, bios and much more with a click right from your browser
Stylish – customize the look of the application and of web sites with Stylish, a user styles manager
Gmail Manager – allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications
Turn it Off? – The last would be to turn the status bar off. To do so, go to View (in the menu bar) and then click on Status Bar. Doing so will turn it off. Repeat the same steps to turn it back on. So now, after doing 50 tips to tweak your status bar – which did I miss?
Want to add a few more features and functionality to your Firefox status bar? Here are a some common tweaks you may want to make, and how you can get them added to your own browser.
Extended Statusbar – check out speed, percentage, time and loaded size and more
Organize Status Bar – clear the clutter out of your status bar
Cookie Button – C is for cookie, and this add-on makes it easy enough to access cookie permissions. (ok, so it doesn’t make a good song)
Calculator-Bar – adds a calculator to your status bar (big surprise there, right?)
Unshorten – see the real location of a short URL (such as tinyurl.com/something) in your browser
PopupMaster – places the popup blocker icon in the status bar, regardless of site settings
Router Status – give you the status of your router in the toolbar or status bar
ShowIP – shows your IP address and some more cool tools
Daily Dilbert – instant access to the Dilbert comic strip of the day
Dcurrency – currency exchange rates in the status bar
Live IP Address – Your current IP address in your status bar
TabCounter – gives you the number of tabs you currently have open
Viral Threat Level – adds an image to the status bar that indicates the current viral threat level of the internet
YMail Notifier – notifies you when you get new mail to your Yahoo! e-mail account
SportsFox – latest sport scores for your favorite teams
Dictionary Switcher – toggles between the installed dictionaries and displays the currently selected dictionary in the status bar
US Department of Homeland Insecurity Idiocy Level – yes, that is a long name for an add-on
Status-bar Calculator – another status bar calculator (in case you need two)
Open Tab Count – counts the number of open tabs you have, just in case you forgot
Word Count Plus – counts number of words in selected text
Dictionary – comes in handy when you quickly want to find the meaning of a word
TwitterFox – notifies you of your friends’ statuses of Twitter
IsAdmin – shows whether the application is running with administrator privileges, by means of an icon in the status bar
Firesizer – allows you to resize the window to specific dimensions
Have a favorite I might have missed? Let me know via the comments and maybe we can get this list up even higher.
BONUS! – Go check out 25 More Tweaks for Your Firefox Status Bar!