Status bar

A status bar is the bottom partition of Internet browsers and program windows that display the current state of the web page or window being displayed. For example, in Internet Explorer, it shows whether or not the page is secure, its certificate, what is currently being loaded on the page, and the web address. Below is an example of how the Microsoft Internet Explorer status bar may look.

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 the "File Edit View" options, 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