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Why doesn't the status bar change?

This feature changes the browser's status bar to display a certain string when you move your mouse over an ad. To prevent phishing and other malicious attacks that mislead visitors, most browsers by default no longer allow this functionality. The browsers will show the full link/URL that the visitor is going to click when the mouse hovers a link. Therefore, we do not recommend using or relying on this feature for your ads.

Browser Setting

All browsers have different options to enable and disable certain JavaScript behaviors. For example, here is the setting in Mozilla Firefox:
  1. On the menu, follow Tools\Options\Content

  2. Next to "Enable JavaScript" (check if it's already enabled), click on Advanced
  3. From here, you can enable/disable certain JavaScript features:

    • Move or resize existing windows
    • Raise or lower windows
    • Disable or replaced context menus
    • Hide the status bar
    • Change status bar text

Demo and HTML Code

Move mouse over this link to change status bar message

This is done with the following JavaScript code:

<a href="javascript:;" onmouseover="window.status='Some Message'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">Change Status Bar on Mouse Over</a>

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