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IE status bar switch! where the ....?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Cool-hand, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Cool-hand

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    Hi

    Can you help? Everytime I open a new window in IE, i lose the status bar at the bottom. I have to goto VIEW, then select/check the STATUS BAR option. It is a real pain.

    I cant find the switch to keep this on all the time with old or new windows.

    Do you know where it is?

    Thanks

    CH
     
  2. InsertNameHere

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    Hi

    I had a similar problem a while back, but I did a search on Google Groups and came up with the following:


    If your status bar disappears when opening a new IE 6 browser window:

    1) With (only one) IE open, click View, select: Status Bar
    2) Right-click on IE's Toolbar and select: "Lock the Toolbar"
    3) Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button (upper right)
    4) Open Windows Explorer, click View, select: Status Bar
    5) Right-click on Explorer's Toolbar and select: "Lock the Toolbar"
    6) Click Tools | Folder Options | View tab
    7) Click the "Apply to all folders" button.
    8) Hold down the Ctrl key and click the close button (upper right)
    9) Open IE to any page, right-click on a link and select: "Open in New
    Window"
    10)Verify that these Registry entries exist:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    "Show_StatusBar"="yes"
    "Show_URLinStatusBar"="yes"


    Credit goes to Mike Burgess.


    Hope this helps,

    Alex
     
  3. kelvin

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    Thanks Alex :smashin:

    Like CH this is something that has annoyed me for ages that I haven't been able to sort out :blush: I eventually decided that it just couldn't be done!

    Tried the "lock toolbars" trick and now it works exactly as I'd like - the registry entries aren't present which is a bit bizarre, but since it's working I can't complain :)

    Thankyou!

    K.
     

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