icon autoHideStatusbar

Overview

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autoHideStatusbar is a Firefox, SeaMonkey, Thunderbird and Flock extension that hides the status-bar. The status-bar is shown back when hovering a sensitive zone with the mouse. In Firefox and Flock, the status-bar can be shown back when a page loads or when hovering a link, according to the preferences. Additionally, a status-bar icon and/or a toolbar button (not in SeaMonkey) can be used to quick enable/disable.

NOTE: To work in SeaMonkey, autoHideStatusbar requires xsidebar (install it first).

Installation

For Firefox, SeaMonkey or Flock, click either Install or Download below. For Thunderbird, download the extension package and drop it on Thunderbird's extension manager.

Available locales: ca-AD, cs-CZ, da-DK, de-DE, es-AR, es-ES, en-US, fi-FI, fr-FR, he-IL, hr-HR, it-IT, ja-JP, ko-KR, nl-NL, pl-PL, pt-BR, pt-PT, ru-RU, sk-SK, sr-Yu, tr-TR, zh-CN, zh-TW (wavy underlined locales are not 100% up to date.)

Install or Download

Screenshots

 
The preferences dialog (Firefox)

The preferences dialog (Firefox/Flock)

The preference dialog (Thunderbird)

The preferences dialog (Thunderbird)

The debug log dialog

The debug log dialog

 
The toolbar button

The toolbar button

The statusbar icon

The status-bar icon

 

Contribution

autoHideStatusbar translations are hosted at BabelZilla. If you want to contribute by providing missing locales, feel free to register yourself as a translator at BabelZilla (it's free). There is a discussion thread in BabelZilla board too.

I'm currently in need of a Japanese translator.

Credits

Huge thanks to:

Q&A

Q: How to enforce autoHideStatusbar when using Autohide?

A: This can be done by using the following userChrome.css code and checking "show statusbar" in the Autohide preferences window.

statusbar
{
  -moz-appearance: statusbar !important;
}

statusbar[collapsed="true"], statusbar[moz-collapsed="true"]
{
  visibility: collapse !important;
}

Q: How to move autoHideStatusbar status-bar icon?

A: This can be done by drag-and-drop.

Q: What are the two numeric preferences for "Sensitivity" in the preferences dialog?

A: The first spinner is for the height of the sensitive zone in pixels. The second one is for the amount of time in milliseconds the sensitive zone needs to be hovered in order to show back the status-bar.

History

v0.4 - 0.4.1

v0.3.9.7

v0.3.9.6

v0.3.9.5

v0.3.9.4

v0.3.9.3

v0.3.9.2

v0.3.9.1

v0.3.9

v0.3.8.2

v0.3.8.1

v0.3.8

Older versions...

v0.3.7.3

v0.3.7.2

v0.3.7.1

v0.3.7

v0.3.6

v0.3.5

v0.3.4

v0.3.3 (not released)

v0.3.2

v0.3.1

v0.3.0

v0.2.9.1

v0.2.9

v0.2.8

v0.2.7

v0.2.6

v0.2.5

v0.2.4

v0.2.3

*Beware new log system store messages in memory with no limits, and debug messages are destroyed only when browser terminates, so be aware that enabling debug mode could have a huge memory cost (especially if you restart your browser once a week)

v0.2.2

v0.2.1

v0.2.0

v0.1.9

v0.1.8

v0.1.7

v0.1.6

v0.1.5

v0.1.4

v0.1.3

v0.1.2

v0.1.1

v0.1.0

Contact

You can contact me by email here: PM me on mozillazine forums

There is a discussion thread on Mozillazine forum too.