I hate the status bar. However, I love hovering over URLs to find out where they will take me. Is there an alternative to having the status bar on at all times, or constantly toggling on/off? An extension, or maybe a preference that I'm missing?

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I like the free UltimateStatusBar extension.

Visible only when you're hovering over a link, it shows where things lead, but does other stuff too. Like shortener expansion and favicon previews.

It's got lots of built-in themes you can use to customize the appearance.

  • Holy crap that's awesome! A ton of really cool features too. Only question - why isn't it in the Safari Extensions gallery on Apple's site?
    – bpapa
    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:07
  • @bpapa Apple requires that you submit your extension for approval for that gallery. The developer may not have submitted it, or Apple may have rejected it (who knows why). Jul 27, 2011 at 2:19
  • It actually is in the gallery, I just didn't notice at the time. False alarm! This is a great extension.
    – bpapa
    Aug 1, 2011 at 1:13

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