Re: [Usability] Re: Mozilla Firefox 2.0 Chrome Changes

>On Mar 3, 2006, at 4:57 AM, Kristoffer Lundйn wrote:
>> On 3/2/06, Luis Villa <luis villa gmail com> wrote:
>>> [The status bar] is a terrible place to show extra information, 
>>> because one of the things that usability testing has shown over and 
>>> over again is that very few people ever see information put down 
>>> there. So if you'd said 'an excellent place to hide information in 
>>> plain sight', I'd agree...
>> I'm sure that testing has shown that, but it's still making it even
>> worse to just remove it.
>It's only making it worse if the people who don't know/bother to toggle 
>the status bar's visibility get more benefit from having the URLs there 
>than they would get from the extra space. For that to be true, there 
>would need to be a decent chunk of people who are savvy enough to study 
>URLs while hovering over links, but *aren't* savvy enough to turn on 
>"View" > "Status Bar" the first time they ever use the browser. That's 
>hard to believe.
>If you're trying to protect people in general against phishing, you'll 
>need a much more visible and understandable mechanism.

Well, actually there are some other arguments pro statusbar, for example it's 
exteremely useful for resizing.

Here is the discussion of statusbar removed from evince:

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