If you’re using the latest Firefox 4 beta you may have noticed a few new visual changes…
There is now a loading progress indicator displayed in the URL/Address bar as a page loads.
Traditionally Firefox displays indicator of page load via the use of a spinner on the tab being loaded, along with informative text and a graphical loading animation in the status bar. Whilst the second of these is still used in Firefox 4, the others are not.
Another new feature present pertains to link-previews – previously Firefox would use the status bar to display the URL behind a hyperlink, like so:
Now, however, it is displayed in the location bar like so: -
Does this mean the end for the Firefox statusbar? Will you miss it?
Thanks to Peter Kwarts