Status Bar - or lack of


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Michael McNeil

Is there a place in the registry where I can adjust the display of the status bar permanently?

My bar never displays on any window that is open. VIEW/Status Bar clicked will display it but if I
change directories or close the window, the status bar disappears.

hitting the CTRL key while closing a window resets it as well and is not displayed when I open the
window again.
 
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Wesley Vogel

If you have SP2 setting it for one folder sets it for all.

<quote>
RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior and turn on the status bar, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. On the View menu, click Status Bar.

MORE INFORMATION
In versions of Windows XP before SP2, the setting for the status bar is
stored by folder. Although it was possible to open My Computer and then turn
on the status bar option, when you opened the My Music folder, the status
bar would not be visible.

After Windows XP SP2 is installed, when you change the setting for one
folder, the change applies to all folders. After you apply the steps in the
"Resolution" section, the status bar is visible in both Windows Explorer and
Internet Explorer.
<quote>
The Windows Explorer status bar is not visible after you install Windows XP
Service Pack 2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/878459

Otherwise you have to turn it on and use Apply To All Folders in Folder
Options.

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Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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M

Michael McNeil

Wesley Vogel said:
If you have SP2 setting it for one folder sets it for all.

<quote>
RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior and turn on the status bar, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
2. On the View menu, click Status Bar.


have done that many times with a reboot following and no luck
 
W

Wesley Vogel

I don't know where the setting is in the registry. I suspect that it is
buried in a REG_BINARY value somewhere.

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M

Michael McNeil

Found a solution through a local forum which linked me to kellys corner website where I was able to
download a registry tweak

Here is the info that was added to the registry to corrent the problems I was having:

******
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Show_StatusBar"="yes"
"Show_URLinStatusBar"="yes"
"StatusBarOther"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
******

Save everything between the ****** into statusbar.reg. couple click on the file and allow to be
added to the registry.
 
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Wesley Vogel

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Show_StatusBar
Show_URLinStatusBar
StatusBarOther

It was my understanding that all of those values were for Internet Explorer.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
67. Right hand side
Enable Show Status Bar
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/statusbar.reg

That's why I did not post the link before.

However, this MSKB article says that they are related.

Status Bar Is Not Displayed When You Open a New Browser Window
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330216

Upon further investigation, it appears that...

StatusBarOther is the Value that relates to Windows Explorer.
StatusBarOther set to 1 displays the Status bar in Windows Explorer and
folders. And set to 0, no Status bar.

Show_StatusBar and Show_URLinStatusBar relate to Internet Explorer.

StatusBarWeb relates to Internet Explorer 7. I do not know if StatusBarWeb
will work with Internet Explorer 6 or not.

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Michael McNeil

done and works fine on any window or folder that opens and contains a status bar.
 
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Wesley Vogel

I just love technical talk.

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