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Chapter 27. Web Browsing with Internet E... > Gathering Information from the Statu...

Gathering Information from the Status Bar

Each time your browser makes a connection with a Web server, valuable information appears on the status bar along the bottom of the screen. The status bar (see Figure 27.10) shows the following:

  • The status of the current download—look for an hourglass over a globe as a page loads and a full-page icon when the download is complete.

  • The status of objects currently loading, including linked graphics, ActiveX components, and Java applets. This area also counts down the number of items that have not yet been downloaded.

  • Point to a link to see its associated URL in the status bar; use the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog box to switch between full URLs (http://www.microsoft.com/default.asp) and friendly names (Shortcut to default.asp at http://www.microsoft.com).

  • A blue progress bar shows what percentage of the entire page has been loaded.

  • Look for a padlock icon to indicate when you're viewing a page over a secure connection or using international language support; when you print a page, you see a printer icon here.

  • The security zone for the current page appears at the far right of the status bar.


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