Summary

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

Syntax

objRef = window.statusbar

Example

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">
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<title>Various DOM Tests</title>

<script>
// changing bar states on the existing window
netscape.security.PrivilegeManager.enablePrivilege("UniversalBrowserWrite");
window.statusbar.visible=!window.statusbar.visible;
</script>

</head>
<body>
  <p>Various DOM Tests</p>
</body>
</html>

Notes

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.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'Window.statusbar' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of 'Window.statusbar' in that specification.
Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support Yes Yes ? Yes ? ? ?

See also

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