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5/18/09
Original Poster
Xale

The pop up status bar. How do I turn the bloody thing off?

Seriously, there appears to be no option to stop it popping up, and it's getting really annoying. How do I turn it off?
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Dejan1024
5/19/09
Dejan1024
You can't turn off the status bar.

The status was designed to stay out of your way, except when it has something to show (when pointing to a link). That's why it's popping up from time to time.
5/19/09
Original Poster
Xale
Dammit. -Goes back to Firefox-
Dejan1024
5/19/09
Dejan1024
Well, I'm sorry you're leaving...
You know, Firefox's status bar is always up, even when there's nothing to show :)
5/19/09
Original Poster
Xale
That's not the point. I was annoyed at it constantly blinking at me. It was distracting. Firefox's doesn't do that...
5/19/09
Original Poster
Xale
I like Chrome. It looks really shiny, and everything's laid out perfect. But that status bar...ugh.
Dejan1024
5/19/09
Dejan1024
I have to check something.
Chrome's status bar is not supposed to be "blinking". It is supposed to fade in when you hover over a link, and after half a second of leaving the link fade out. If you go to another link in the meantime, the status bar will stay visible, instead of fading out and back in.
Is this the behavior you don't like or is the status bar behaving differently on your Chrome?
5/19/09
Original Poster
Xale
It also appears when a page refreshes itself, which means that sites that do it a lot, like games or chat rooms, it's a near constant fade in/fade out. That's what I find annoying.
SillyWilly
5/21/09
SillyWilly
Ah yes, the distracting status bar popup. It's the only bad thing about google chrome. In addition to being very distracting, you also can't see the full url on long urls or for links in footers of sites if the cursor is directly above where the status bar needs to popup. Without this problem though, Chrome would be the best.
sihouse
10/1/10
sihouse
It is annoying -- if you have links at the bottom of a page (example, a persistent social media bar), the status bar can sometimes pop up over the top of a link, making it impossible to see the button underneath.
 
The way around it is to use javascript onclick instead of a hyperlink - but that's not the point. Moving towards HTML5, we should be encouraged to use real HTML instead of using hacks to beat certain browsers odd behaviours.
 
I notice IE9 does this too ... browser developers please KEEP your UI-chrome off the rendered web page. Thank you.
Dejan1024
10/2/10
Dejan1024
The status bar is supposed to move out of the way if there are links under it. When your mouse is near the end of the page, the status bar moves below the window. If there is no space there or Chrome is maximized then the status bar moves to the right of the window. So it shouldn't be covering your links in any situation.
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Edoardo RONCONE
10/14/13
Edoardo RONCONE
Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. Google CHROME,
 
Please let the user chose their own destiny, add a stinking toggle please.
 
'cause my cat has a tendency to attack the pop-ups and I have a tendency to get annoyed.
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