Gathering Information from the Status Bar
Each time your browser makes a connection with a web server, valuable information appears on the status bar along the bottom of the screen. The status bar (see Figure 18.9) shows the following:
The status of the current download—look for an hourglass over a globe as a page loads, and a full-page icon when the download is complete.
The status of objects currently loading, including linked graphics, ActiveX components, and Java applets. This area also counts down the number of items that have not yet been downloaded.
Point to a link to see its associated URL in the status bar; use the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog box to switch between full URLs (http://www.microsoft.com/default.asp) and friendly ...