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Steve_L
28-07-2004, 10:43 AM
The IE Status Bar is the gray horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen, displaying the URL or other web link, when the mouse hovers over a link on a web page.

The status bar keeps disappearing on my IE6. If I go to View and click on Status Bar, it appears. But later it disappears and I have to go back to View - choose the Status Bar - again and again.

Is there any way to keep it from disappearing? Perhaps it is a glitch in IE6 and I need to run the IE Self-Repair?

Thanks.

Rob99
28-07-2004, 11:29 AM
Mine disappear's when I click on a link that opens in another window, is this what is happening? Or what page makes your status bar disappear?

Rob

johnboy
28-07-2004, 11:41 AM
Check these settings
To make the status bar appear whenever you open Internet Explorer:

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"

Also There is a repair utility here (http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/taskbarplus!.htm)
hth

Steve_L
29-07-2004, 10:16 AM
>> Mine disappear's when I click on a link that opens in another window, is this what is happening?

Rob - yes, when opening in another window.

Steve_L
29-07-2004, 10:17 AM
Johnboy - I followed the directions you gave and all is OK now. :)

Thanks again for your assistance.

Cheers and happy surfing. - Steve