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    OK, who stole my progress bar?
    Hi guys,
    Something has happened to my desktop view and I don't know how to get it back. To be honest, I don't even know if it is an OS X issue or a Firefox problem.
    Anyway, just in case it is a known issue, here is my setup.
    It is all running on a fairly new Mac Mini Aluminium running Snow leopard with all the latest updates installed. I am running Firefox 4.0.1
    Now, in the recent past, I used to have a progress bar down at the bottom right of the screen that moved across from left to right to show how quickly a new page was loading. It also meant that loading had actually started. Without the bar, i have no way of knowing that the click that I did actually registered.
    Does anybody know where it went or what I can try to get it back?
    Cheers,
    Steve
    The trouble with letting people like me loose on the interweb with a debit card is that I now have the latest Mac Mini Aluminium running at 2.4 GHz with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 320 HDD and OS X 10.6.5 all wired up to a 70" LED screen ...... And not the faintest idea of how to use it.

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    I don't use FF but perhaps the progress bar was removed in the latest update? I know this is something that has been on and off even with Safari, which I use.

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    There's no status bar (at least in the nightly). Instead, you get a Chrome style "popup status bar" (that's what I'm calling it) where a little status message shows up where the status bar used to be when you go to a new page. Do you not get this?
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    It's a common complaint about FF4 - an add-on called Status-4-Evar will get things back to the way you want them.

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    Cheers for the link, northernchimp.
    Downloaded, checked and installed and working perfectly.
    Thanks again,
    Steve
    The trouble with letting people like me loose on the interweb with a debit card is that I now have the latest Mac Mini Aluminium running at 2.4 GHz with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 320 HDD and OS X 10.6.5 all wired up to a 70" LED screen ...... And not the faintest idea of how to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    There's no status bar (at least in the nightly).
    This may be a dumb question but what is a "Nightly"?
    My apologies if it's a typo for another word and I don't mean to pick you up on it if it's a spelling error but I have no idea what it means.
    The thing that was missing, and has now returned, was a small white bar at the bottom right of the screen where the clock would be on a Windows PC screen. It isn't there all the time but it appears when you refresh the page or go to a new one. A blue segment rolls across the bat so that when the bar is all blue, the page changes or loads.
    The trouble with letting people like me loose on the interweb with a debit card is that I now have the latest Mac Mini Aluminium running at 2.4 GHz with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, 320 HDD and OS X 10.6.5 all wired up to a 70" LED screen ...... And not the faintest idea of how to use it.

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    You can ignore my comment.

    I don't use the stable version of Firefox. I run what is called the "nightly" version. This is the version of Firefox that is built everyday. Using this gives me a sense of what's coming in the versions to come.
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