# Window.status

## Summary

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.

## Syntax

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

HTML5

## Browser compatibility

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