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Chapter SATURDAY EVENING. Doing Really C... > Controlling the Status Bar

Controlling the Status Bar

One of the simplest and most powerful tricks you can do with JavaScript is to take control of the browser’s status bar. You can do this using the window object’s status property. In the next four sections, I will show you examples that include how to post a message to the status bar, how to post a blinking message, how to post a message and have it scroll over and over again, and finally how to use the status bar as a tool for displaying link descriptions.

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Don’t get carried away when working with the browser’s status bar.You may have seen examples of Web designers going a little overboard with their use of the status bar. Like anything, use this information in moderation.


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