Here is a pretty nifty blog that talks about firefox that I have been visiting recently.
It mentions of a extension called Status-4-Evar which I like cause I like the normal status bar myself.
Info about Status-4-Evar
on Firefox Extension Guru's Blog and the link to Status-4-Evar on the addons site... Status-4-Evar
It might be of some worth to people who use firefox.