Status Bar in Internet Explorer May Not Remain Hidden

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When you hide the status bar in Internet Explorer, the status bar may no longer be hidden the next time you start Internet Explorer.


This behavior can occur if you uninstall the Windows Desktop Update component.


To work around this behavior, reinstall the Windows Desktop Update component.


Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


For information about how to install or uninstall the Windows Desktop Update component, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
165695 How to Add or Remove Windows Desktop Update


Article ID: 179348 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 3.1
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