Tuesday, December 02, 2008

How to display firefox status bar in fullscreen mode

By default firefox will not show you the status bar when its running in the full screen mode.

Status bar is needed in the full screen mode especially by developers to see what's being currently requested by the page which is currently being opened.

Status bar also contains various plugins such as adsense plugin,video downloader plugins and many similar plugins.

So given below are sequential steps on how you can get your status bar in full screen mode in firefox.

Workaround

  1. Just navigate to the path given  in your computer 
    1. Windows XP/2000/2003Server----> C:\Documents and Settings\[User]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xgggxznr.default\chrome
    2. Windows 95/98/ME----->c:\windows\Application Data\phoenix\Profiles\[profile-name]\[#s].slt\chrome\
    3. Windows NT---->%UserProfile%\Application Data\phoenix\Profiles\[profile-name]\[#s].slt\chrome\
    4. *nix-------------->~/.phoenix/[profile-name]/[#s].slt/chrome/
    5. Mac OS X--------->~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/[profile-name]/chrome/

 

 

          2.By default on some operating systems you  will not have userChrome.css file instead there will be a userChrome-example.css file.
          3.Just open this userChrome-example.css file and find a section saying "@namespace url("......mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */"
          4.Just below this section paste this one line of code ------------------>   #status-bar {visibility: visible !important;}

          5.Just save a copy of this file and rename it as userChrome.css.
          6.Close and restart your firefox and switch to fulscreen mode now you can see your status bar in fullscreen mode as well.
          I have personally tested it on my Windows Server 2003 Machine.You people can test on Vista,98/ME, Linux,Mac and post your comment so that i can re so that i can update the correct path for the userChrome-example.css file in this article.

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