Internet Explorer 6 (Windows XP) - Status Bar Display Disappears

This document explains how make the status bar appear in Internet Explorer 6 if it has disappeared.

Windows 9x/2000/XP/Vista

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    The status bar in Internet Explorer(IE) 6 on Windows XP doesn't remain displayed. If the current IE window has a status bar and you spawn a new window that one won't have a status bar.


    1. With only one IE open, click View
    2. Select Status Bar.
    3. Hold down the Ctrl key and click the Close button.
    4. Open Windows Explorer (Start -> Programs -> Accessories - Windows Explorer).
    5. Click View.
    6. Select Status Bar.
    7. Click Tools->Folder Options->View tab.
    8. Click the Apply to all folders button.

Keywords:Internet Explorer 6 Status bar display disappears XP iexplore windows ie   Doc ID:1715
Owner:Help Desk KB Team .Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2002-09-12 19:00 CDTUpdated:2022-06-08 16:34 CDT
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