Staus Bar in IE 10

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by OREALLY, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. OREALLY

    OREALLY Guest

    The status bar keeps returning even though I have unchecked it in view /
    toolbars. Very annoying!

    Any way to prevent this?

    Thanks,

    Oreally
     
    OREALLY, Aug 12, 2013
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    SC Tom Guest

    When dos it return? If you uncheck it, close and restart IE, does it return
    then, or does it return after a reboot/fresh start-up?

    What version Windows are you running? Are you logged in with admin rights
    when making the changes?
     
    SC Tom, Aug 12, 2013
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    Mayayana Guest

    I don't know if this will cure the problem, but there
    is a setting that, by default, forces the status bar and
    address bar to show in new windows. In the Registry,
    it could be set in any of 4 keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
    Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\

    The key under that will be named:

    FEATURE_FORCE_ADDR_AND_STATUS

    There should be a DWORD value named iexplore.exe. By default
    it's set to 1 (enabled). Setting it to 0 will disable the forced bars.

    (I'm on XP and can't install IE10 even if I wanted to. I did
    try installing it on a Win7 box, just to test webpages, but
    couldn't get it to take. The install kept insisting that it
    needed updates first. I installed those, but it still didn't
    work. ....It's no wonder that MS is going "down the tubes".
    They release a browser that only runs on the latest version
    of Windows, and even there the installer doesn't include the
    required files!)

    I wonder, though, why you want to hide the status bar in the first
    place. The status bar displays the text of links when hovered over
    (though it can be spoofed if you enable script). It also shows where
    things are loading from in real time, which can sometimes be helpful
    troubleshooting slow-loading pages.

    Usually the only people who want to hide the status bar are sleazy
    webmasters who don't want you to know where a link really goes.
     
    Mayayana, Aug 12, 2013
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    OREALLY Guest

    Windows 7 Pro / 64. It seems somewhat random. Can't connect it with a reboot
    or reopening IE10. Yes...administrative rights!



    "SC Tom" wrote in message


    When dos it return? If you uncheck it, close and restart IE, does it return
    then, or does it return after a reboot/fresh start-up?

    What version Windows are you running? Are you logged in with admin rights
    when making the changes?
     
    OREALLY, Aug 12, 2013
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