>The extension to bring back status bar in Firefox
I've read a couple of people mentioning this, but I'm confused; perhaps somebody can clarify?
So far as I can see from trying FF21 with no extensions, there *is* a status bar, but it autohides if there is nothing to show. That is, if it would otherwise be empty, then it's not shown. So are these extensions there purely to make the status bar show all the time, even when it's empty?
If that's the case, what reasons are people giving for needing to see the empty status bar? This seems weird which is why I wonder if I've misunderstood.
(Having spent an inordinate amount of time in around 2005 trying to get the status bar to behave as it does now may be colouring my interpretation of the situation.)