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Completely Disable or Hide Status Bar?

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Boo
I know it's possible to manipulate the status bar when a user scrolls
over links, but is there a way to completely disable or hide it? I
have a flash program that connects to a database every 5 seconds, so
the status bar always says "transfering data from..." It gets quite
annoying, so I was wondering if there was any way to stop the status
bar from displaying this message. If I can't hide it, it would be nice
if I could get the status bar to say "Done". Thanks.

Jul 23 '05 #1
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On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 08:36:20 -0800, Boo wrote:
I know it's possible to manipulate the status bar when a user scrolls
over links, but is there a way to completely disable or hide it?
Not in my browser because I've locked you out of that capability.
I have a flash program that connects to a database every 5 seconds, so
the status bar always says "transfering data from..." It gets quite
annoying, so I was wondering if there was any way to stop the status
bar from displaying this message. If I can't hide it, it would be nice
if I could get the status bar to say "Done". Thanks.


Why would you want the status bar to say "Done" if it's not done?

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Life is short, but wide. -KV

Jul 23 '05 #2

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Boo
I want it to say "Done" because the actual HTML page has finished
loading. Only the Flash movie is pulling new information from a
database in real time. I don't need someone to preach to me about why
or why not I shouldn't do something.

Jul 23 '05 #3

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On Fri, 04 Mar 2005 10:01:10 -0800, Boo wrote:
I want it to say "Done" because the actual HTML page has finished
loading. Only the Flash movie is pulling new information from a
database in real time. I don't need someone to preach to me about why
or why not I shouldn't do something.


I wasn't preaching, I was asking a question. ...and please, include
relevant portions of what you're replying to in your posts.

None the less, attempting to control the status bar will have limited
results. Most browsers have the ability to lock scripts out of it.

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Life is short, but wide. -KV

Jul 23 '05 #4

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Boo wrote:
I know it's possible to manipulate the status bar when a user scrolls
over links, but is there a way to completely disable or hide it?
No it's not and No. You have no control over my status bar.
I have a flash program that connects to a database every 5 seconds, so
the status bar always says "transfering data from..." It gets quite
annoying, so I was wondering if there was any way to stop the status
bar from displaying this message.
Use an HTTPResponse object instead then.
If I can't hide it, it would be nice if I could get the status bar to
say "Done". Thanks.


Since you can't hide it, manipulate it or control it, there isn't a way
to do what you are asking in a cross browser manner. If you are willing
to accept an IE-only (maybe not) solution, try setting window.status
peridocially.

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Randy
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq & newsgroup weekly
Jul 23 '05 #5

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Boo
I don't really care that I don't have control over *YOUR* browser and
the small percentage of the internet that consists of paranoid
Javascript geeks. I care about default settings in default
configurations. Nevermind, I already figured out a solution, but
thanks for the help Pastor Marsha and Pastor Dan, religious icons of
Javascript ethics.

Jul 23 '05 #6

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