Have you noticed that Firefox 4’s new status bar alternately appears on the left or right side of the screen? Here’s why.
In Firefox 4, you may have noticed that the status bar (which used to be at the bottom of the browser) is hidden: a small status bar now appears in the lower-left corner whenever you mouse over a link or a page is loading.
But sometimes the status bar appears to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then it switches sides and it is back to the left side. This is definitely annoying.
The reason: Whenever the Find bar is visible (to search words in the content of the page, CTRL + F), the status bar jumps to the right side of the screen. Since I use the Find function almost all the time, this is why this has happened so often.
What’s the fix? You have to close Find when you’re done with it. Hopefully Mozilla will fix this bug in the next Firefox update.
Post author: Daniel Semper