As we covered, the status bar functionality has been moved to the top in Firefox 4 and the status bar has been replaced by the add-on bar for placing add-on icons, a status bar feature that not everyone seems to like in Firefox 4 is displaying link destinations in the location bar which are obviously shown in the status bar in older versions of Firefox, don’t worry Status-4-Evar extension brings Status bar functionality for Firefox 4.
hacks reports that the user may be confused by the lack of status bar in Firefox 4 as they get used to seeing link destinations in the status bar and the space in the location bar shows that the URL is also not big enough to display the full URL.
In my opinion, the link’s destination URL is not clearly visible in the location bar.
The Status-4-Evar extension brings all the features of the Status Bar to the Add-on Bar, except the window resize control.
After installing Status-4-Evar extension from Firefox button > Options > Toolbar Layout, drag and drop Progress Meter, download status icons and status text to add-on bar. That’s what you have the status bar functionality in the add-on bar.
Make sure to enable Firefox button add-ons bar. Every Firefox 4 user will know the importance of this extension after using Firefox 4 without status bar.