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What's this thing?

  1. #1


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    What's this thing?


    Hello.
    Sorry for bad title, didn't know what to call it.

    Sometimes when I view video clips on my browser I get this thing (see image) in the bottom left corner of the video. It is as if the thing is "buffering" or something. I don't know what it is or what it does, but I would like to get rid of it if possible.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    In Firefox it's called an overlink.
    You can set it's delay to virtually not appear.
    Which browser do you use?
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    Sorry. I forgot to mention that in my first post.
    I'm using Google Chrome.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    In Chrome it's considered a security feature to prevent 'link spoofing' so they don't give you the ability to 'hide' it.
    In Firefox you can increase the link hover delay time to a point where it virtually doesn't show. It will, however, still show when a link is selected to load but you can make the 'status' transparent with a simple .css code.
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  5. #5


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    Windows 8


    Oh, that's too bad.

    In most clips that thing acts normally, though. Showing for maybe 5 seconds and then fading away.
    But in some clips it stays for the entire clip, being really annoying..

    Do you know what the thing is called in Google Chrome?
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Phrosen View Post
    Do you know what the thing is called in Google Chrome?
    Something like 'Link Hover Status Bar'.

    (EDIT: I believe if you go full screen and don't take your mouse cursor off the page it won't disappear; I could be mistaken though!)
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    Windows 8


    Ok. Thank you for the help. =)
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    You're welcome.
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