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Since version 4.0b7pre, there is no more statusbar in Firefox, which has been replaced by the new add-ons bar.

The main problem is that a lot of users like me are missing some valuable information that was displayed in the statusbar on previous versions. For instance, when hovering a link the url is now displayed in the address bar and you can't see the entire address. Other information like which servers are being contacted when you load a page are no longer displayed.

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migrated from askubuntu.com Feb 27 '11 at 14:56

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For that, you need an addon.
This one precisely.

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Press Ctrl+/ to show/hide the status bar in Firefox.

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