How do I get rid of this (see below) grey bar in safari? Its getting very annoying.enter image description here

Bigger view: enter image description here

I am using safari 7.5.

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Go to View → Hide Status Bar or press ⌘/

  • Thanks. But what does the status bar do anyway?
    – J_W
    Commented Aug 4, 2014 at 10:34
  • @J_W When you hover links, it shows the destination of the link. JavaScript can also do some things with it.
    – grg
    Commented Aug 4, 2014 at 10:34
  • @J_W Java applets can set the status bar text as well.
    – 11684
    Commented Aug 4, 2014 at 13:27

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