As I recall, there was a UK TV commercial for a Lawn Mower that said "It's a lot less bother than a Hover (Hover as in float)
Well, times have changed....
If you are now onto IE7 (no idea how the older IE or other Browsers one's work), you can 'hover' your mouse over a link and, at the bottom left of your screen (in the Toolbar area), and see the FULL URL of which you are going to!!!
Well done M$...and how often do we say that