window.statusbar // Or simple: statusbar
The tendency of modern browsers is to make the Viewport window as wide as possible, therefore, they remove other components like Statusbar, or make Menubar smaller ..
The illustration of Firefox 1.0 classic interface with full components such as Menubar, Statusbar, Toolbar,..
The illustration of modern Firefox having many components removed, or made smaller to save space:
For modern browsers, you see the status bar appear only when a user moves the mouse on the surface of a link.
The statusbar.visible property returns true if the status bar is dislayed on browser. However, this is unreliable property. You get a true value, which does not mean that you are seeing the status bar.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Statusbar</title> <meta charset="UTF-8"> </head> <body> <h3>statusbar.visible</h3> <br/><br/> <button onclick="alert(statusbar.visible)"> alert(statusbar.visible) </button> </body> </html>
Before clicking on a link, users often move the mouse over the link's surface to preview its address displayed in the status bar, and only click this link when they feel safe. Some websites may take advantage of window.status to display a fake content.