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Sets the text in the status bar at the bottom of the browser or returns the previously set text.

This property does not work in default configuration of Firefox and some other browsers: setting window.status has no effect on the text displayed in the status bar. To allow scripts to change the the status bar text, the user must set the dom.disable_window_status_change preference to false in the about:config screen.

Note: Starting in Gecko 1.9.1, users can let websites change the status text by enabling the "Change status bar" preference in the Advanced options panel.


window.status = string;
var value = window.status;



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