Weird status bar thing

tech4all

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I was looking at images at Google. When I clicked on this one image that went to a Tripod site, the status bar said something like, 'uploading C drive', or something. As soon as I saw it I pressed back. Here is a link to the Google page. The image is the one with black squares called that appear to have small white blinking dots on the corners, "slide.jpg". I got a little spooked, but the thing is on a Mac, there is no C drive. And on my PC I don't get that weird status bar thing. What gives?
 

HexMonkey

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I think it's just there as a joke. I looked at the page's source and all it's doing is changing the status bar text. As further evidence, it has function names like "faketake" and "fakeformat".

Here's a direct link to the page for anyone who's interested.
 

tech4all

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Some joke, scared me half to death :mad: :( :eek: Course saying C Drive kinda makes it useless for Mac users as we don't have C Drives :D

But I'm wondering why it didn't work on my PC with Firefox....? Not unless I didn't wait long enough as it said it was downloading something, which I think had to do with the ads Tripod is famous for.
 

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tech4all said:
But I'm wondering why it didn't work on my PC with Firefox....? Not unless I didn't wait long enough as it said it was downloading something, which I think had to do with the ads Tripod is famous for.
At some stage (sometime after version 0.9) they turned this functionality off by default. You can turn it on by opening the preferences, clicking the "Advanced" button next to "Enable JavaScript" in the "Web Features" pane, then selecting "Change status bar text".
 

James Philp

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Ha. Ha. H......mmmm
Very funny, Yeah.
Just goes to show that that could actually happen on a Wintel!!

OMG: It actually HAS deleted my C:\ Drive! What do I do! I just did a search for it but it's gone! :p
 
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