Code to turn off / hide an IE loading status (waiting for http://mydomain.com/xxx)

Hi

I'm using a javascript to get rid of the preselect boundary on a flash site.  However, the flipside of that is that it unfortunately always seems to the user that something is still loading - it always says "Waiting for http://mydomain.com/xxx)" at page bottom left, with progress load bars slowly filling in, but never fully 'loading'. There's nothing additional loading on the page, though it says there is.

Is there a javascript that switches off / hides the load status at the bottom?

Thanks
aidan09Asked:
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RouchieConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I've seen this "Waiting for..." behaviour before.  Just make sure there's no visitor trackers on the page - those can be a hidden reason for that text to appear.
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LakioCommented:
not sure if you can, set this js on the page:

window.defaultStatus = ' ';
window.status = ' ';
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aidan09Author Commented:
no tracking software on there

add:

<script language="Javascript">
window.defaultStatus="This is the default status message."
</script>

assume that's between head tags?
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LakioCommented:
yes, head is fine

ps.
can you just give me an url? then I can find out what the browser is waiting for :)
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aidan09Author Commented:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>This is the title</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

<script language="Javascript">

function launch(page) {
      Openwin = this.open(page,"Valentines", "toolbar=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,location=no,width=400,height=450,top=200,left=200");
}

</script>

</head>
<STYLE TYPE="text/css">
body { margin:0px; padding:0px; }
body {background-color: #1F5C79;
scrollbar-shadow-color: #1F5C79;
scrollbar-highlight-color: #1F5C79;
scrollbar-face-color: #FFFFFF;
scrollbar-3dlight-color: #1F5C79;
scrollbar-darkshadow-color: #1F5C79;
scrollbar-track-color: #1F5C79;
scrollbar-arrow-color: #1F5C79}
</STYLE>

<body bgcolor="1F5C78">

<div align="center">
  <table width="609" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    <!--DWLayoutTable-->
    <tr>
      <td width="609" height="640" valign="top"><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0" width="1000" height="900">
        <param name="movie" value="thetitle.swf">
        <param name="quality" value="high">
        <embed src="thetitle.swf" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="1000" height="900"></embed>
      </object></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="ieupdate.js"></script>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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RouchieConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Am I correct in think that the javascript will set the status to the appropriate text, but then the browser will just overwrite this with "Waiting For..." when it reaches the point in the page where the request is made?

Might be best putting the javascript at the end before the </body> tag ?!?
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aidan09Author Commented:
makes sense - cos right now there's no apparent change
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LakioCommented:
I think it will still override, you can have in on mousemove on the body tag or something but thats just  silly.

Url is better cuz maybe your flash is connecting to some server or something

you can use firefox and firebug and under "NET" you see all the connections to servers.
http://www.getfirebug.com/
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aidan09Author Commented:
no change in resut using placing the code right at the end, as in:

<body bgcolor="1F5C78">

<div align="center">
  <table width="609" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
    <!--DWLayoutTable-->
    <tr>
      <td width="609" height="640" valign="top"><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0" width="1000" height="900">
        <param name="movie" value="title.swf">
        <param name="quality" value="high">
        <embed src="title.swf" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="1000" height="900"></embed>
      </object></td>
    </tr>
  </table>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="ieupdate.js"></script>
</div>

<script language="Javascript">
window.defaultStatus="This is the default status message."
</script>

</body>
</html>
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aidan09Author Commented:
still no solution here
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RouchieCommented:
First, if the main movie that loads is larger than say, 200k, then make sure it has a preloader.

Second, try temporarily removing the javascript to open the new page in the <head>.  This doesn't look right - usually people use window.open for popups, and window.location to replace the current page.
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aidan09Author Commented:
OK - unfortunately completely my error - I had the wrong content in the update.js file I was using!! :0

sorry to have troubled you over 100% user error!

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aidan09Author Commented:
Total user error on my part - points awarded for experts' participation
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RouchieCommented:
lol well at least you spotted it... :-)
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