Obsolete since Gecko 23 (Firefox 23 / Thunderbird 23 / SeaMonkey 2.20)
This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.
Gets/sets the status bar text for the given window.
var sMsg = window.defaultStatus; window.defaultStatus = sMsg;
sMsgis a string containing the text to be displayed by default in the statusbar.
<html> <body onload="window.defaultStatus='hello!';"/> <button onclick="window.confirm('Are you sure you want to quit?');">confirm</button> </body> </html>
To set the status once the window has been opened, use