Status bar

A status bar is the bottom portion of Internet browsers and other program windows that displays the current status of the web page or window currently being viewed. For example, in Internet Explorer, it displays whether or not the page is secure, what is currently being loaded on the page, the page, and the certificate. Other browsers, such as Netscape and Opera, also include a status bar, although may not display the same information. Below is an example image of what the Microsoft Internet Explorer status bar may look like.

Status bar

How can I view or hide the status bar?

Windows Explorer

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Click View.
  3. Click Status Bar.

Internet Explorer Browser

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click View at the top. If you don't see "File Edit View" press the Alt key.
  3. Check or Uncheck the Status bar to view or hide the status bar. If you do not see Status Bar, look under Toolbars.

Netscape Browser

  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Click View.
  3. Click Show/Hide.
  4. Check or Uncheck the Status bar to view or hide the status bar.

Opera Browser

  1. Open Opera.
  2. Click View.
  3. Check or Uncheck the Status bar to view or hide the status bar.

Related pages

Also see: Address bar, Status line, Task bar