Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have status bar but no progress bar there during loading pages.

share|improve this question

migrated from Mar 24 '11 at 11:11

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

up vote 5 down vote accepted

Microsoft removed the progress bar when they rebuild IE9

The IE9 team built the UI from the ground up, starting with nothing and only adding what was needed (rather than starting with IE8 and removing features). Because the progress bar is very prone to error, sometimes remaining at less than 100% indefinitely regardless of whether the site was done loading.

share|improve this answer

Right-click on the empty space between address/tab and home; then select "status bar" to restore it at the bottom of the window (also - restore menu by selecting "menu bar").

share|improve this answer
Why this answer is down voted ? Some idiots simply loves down voting !!! – Reuben Aug 13 '13 at 6:42
I agree and upvoted, because the accepted answer is at least incomplete. You can have the status bar as answered by Toeknee. It just looks different as before. – Chris Oct 17 '13 at 10:22

The status bar is at the bottom of the browser and typically does two things.

  1. Shows information about the URL when you hover over a link.
  2. Allows the user to adjust the zoom on the page.

In order to enable progress bar, just click View > Toolbars > Status Bar

share|improve this answer
"click View > Toolbars > Status Bar" - obviously I have Status bar turned on, but no progress bar during loading pages as it was in IE8. I want to have progress bar:… - thing you can see on that picture in right red "circle" – kuba Mar 24 '11 at 11:39

protected by studiohack May 12 '11 at 18:01

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.