Definition of status bar in US English:

status bar


  • A horizontal bar, usually at the bottom of the screen or window, showing information about a document being edited or a program running.

    • ‘I hate setting up new computers because you're a prisoner of the almighty status bar.’
    • ‘These were usually put in your status bar along the bottom edge of your browser window.’
    • ‘The user is informed about this in the status bar for 2,000 milliseconds.’
    • ‘First, it scans for license information pertaining to the current web page and places relevant icons on the status bar.’
    • ‘The status bar gives users a lot of information and precise measurements of objects and tools.’


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