Internet Explorer 9 Notification bar: frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some common questions about the Notification bar in Windows Internet Explorer 9:
The Notification bar is a gold and white bar at the bottom of a webpage where Internet Explorer displays information about the status of your browser, a webpage, or a download. It usually provides you with one or more actions you can take, such as Open or Save, and then disappears if you navigate away from a webpage.
If the notification is about a pending download that requires action, the bar will briefly flash, and then turn solid gold. For less-severe notifications that don't involve your privacy or security, the bar will disappear on its own after several seconds.
Yes. The bar might be displayed until you navigate to a new webpage or click the Close button. For notifications involving security or privacy, Internet Explorer automatically takes the most secure action, and allows you to take less secure actions if you're confident they won't put your computer or information in danger.
No, but you can click the Close button on the right side of the bar make it disappear. The bar will also disappear if you navigate away from the current page.
A new feature in Internet Explorer 9 called Add-on Performance Advisor notifies you when add-ons increase the average time it takes to start up Internet Explorer, navigate to a webpage, or open a tab. To prevent the notification from appearing, follow these steps:
In the Notification bar, click Choose add-ons, and then do one of the following:
Click one or more add-ons that are slowing down the browser, and then click Disable for each add-on.
Click the button that displays the time, and then increase it.