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 ( and friendly ...

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