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Returns the statusbar object, whose visibility can be toggled in the window.


objRef = window.statusbar


The following complete HTML example shows a way that the visible property of the various "bar" objects is used, and also the change to the privileges necessary to write to the visible property of any of the bars on an existing window.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<title>Various DOM Tests</title>

// changing bar states on the existing window"UniversalBrowserWrite");

  <p>Various DOM Tests</p>


When you load the example page above, the browser displays the following dialog:

To toggle the visibility of these bars, you must either sign your scripts or enable the appropriate privileges, as in the example above. Also be aware that dynamically updating the visibilty of the various toolbars can change the size of the window rather dramatically, and may affect the layout of your page.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Window.statusbar' in that specification.
Living Standard
The definition of 'Window.statusbar' in that specification.

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