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is a notebook option which specifies what should appear in the status area in the frame of the window used to display the notebook.
  • WindowStatusArea->Automatic makes the status area display whatever is specified by StatusArea objects at the current location of the mouse pointer.
  • WindowStatusArea->None makes the status area always be blank.
  • WindowStatusArea->"string" specifies a particular string to display in the status area.
Put a time stamp in the status area:
Display a dynamically updated clock in the status line:
New in 6