Stac­cato sta­tus stress

Mac Format - - APPLE TALK -

I up­dated to OS X El Cap­i­tan as soon as it came out, but this week I no­ticed for the first time that the sta­tus bar that used to be at the bot­tom of the win­dow in Sa­fari has gone. Now it just flashes up briefly, which is quite dis­tract­ing. Now I have no­ticed it, I can’t con­cen­trate on any­thing else! I feel like the con­stant flash­ing at the bot­tom of the screen ev­ery time I roll over a link is go­ing to drive me crazy! Is there any­thing that can be done? Ann Grass­mere You can click View > Hide Sta­tus Bar to turn it off al­to­gether, but if you mean can you re­vert to the old style, then no. The sta­tus bar was really only ever use­ful to ver­ify where a link would take you be­fore you clicked and the rest of the time it just took up space. Chrome and Fire­fox both switched to this style some time ago.

Sa­fari’s sta­tus bar can help to en­sure you aren’t duped by a link, but it isn’t needed all the time.

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