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  • Last Updated : 05 Aug, 2022

The Window status property in HTML DOM is used to set or return the text in the status bar at the bottom of the browser. 

Syntax:

window.status

Note: This property has been DEPRECATED and is no longer recommended.

Return Value: It returns a string which represents the text displayed in the status bar. 

Example 1: This example use window status property. 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Window status Property
    </title>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
     
    <h2>
        HTML DOM Window status Property
    </h2>
    <p>
        Look the text in the statusbar displayed
        at the bottom of the browser
    </p>
     
    <!-- Script to use window status property -->
    <script>
        window.status = "GeeksforGeeks";
    </script>
</body>
 
</html>                               

Output:

  

Example 2: This example use window status property to set the text of status bar. 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        HTML DOM Window status Property
    </title>
     
    <!-- Script to use window status property -->
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function UpdateStatusBar (over) {
            if (over)
                window.status = "The mouse is over the text.";
            else
                window.status = window.defaultStatus;
        }
 
        function ChangeDefStatus () {
            window.defaultStatus = "Default Status.";
        }
    </script>
</head>
 
<body>
    <div onmousemove="UpdateStatusBar(true);"
        onmouseout="UpdateStatusBar(false);">
        A message is seen on the status bar at the bottom
        of the page when mouse is placed over the text
    </div><br>
 
    <button onclick="ChangeDefStatus();">
        Change default status
    </button>
     
    <br><br>
     
    <a href="#">
        When mouse move over, the browser
        will display the URL
    </a>
</body>
 
</html>                   

Output:

  

Supported Browsers: The DOM Window status property does not support any browser.


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