The status property of the Window interface was originally intended to set the text in the status bar at the bottom of the browser window. However, the HTML standard now requires setting window.status to have no effect on the text displayed in the status bar.


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


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'window.status' in that specification.
Living Standard

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
statusChrome Full support 1Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 1IE Full support 4Opera Full support ≤12.1Safari Full support 1WebView Android Full support 1Chrome Android Full support 18Firefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support ≤12.1Safari iOS Full support 1Samsung Internet Android Full support 1.0


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