(plural status bars)
- (computing, graphical user interface) An information area typically found at the bottom of windows in a graphical user interface.
A horizontal line of information displayed at the bottom or top of an application window. It reports information about the current state of the program or the data contents in the window. For example, the status bar in an Explorer window shows how many files a folder contains and how much disk space they take up. When a file is highlighted, details about the file are displayed.