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Microsoft KB Archive/105144

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Status Bar Differs in FoxPro for Macintosh

ID: Q105144

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Macintosh, version 2.5b


The position of the status bar in FoxPro for Macintosh differs from the position of the status bar in FoxPro for MS-DOS and FoxPro for Windows.


The status bar is attached to the bottom of the main FoxPro desktop in FoxPro for Windows and FoxPro for MS-DOS. However, in FoxPro for Macintosh, it is actually unattached and placed at the bottom of the screen.

In FoxPro for Macintosh, multiple windows can reside on the Macintosh desktop. If a fully functional status bar is not placed on the bottom of the Macintosh desktop, a separate status bar will be created for each window residing on the Macintosh desktop. Having multiple status bars would be confusing.

The status bar is hidden when switching to other programs. If this behavior is unacceptable, you can replace the Macintosh-style status bar with the MS- DOS-style status bar by issuing the following command:


Placing the following command in the CONFIG.FPM file will disable the Macintosh-style status bar at startup:


To control the Macintosh-style status bar from the command window, issue the following command:


Status bars in FoxPro for Windows are different because according to Windows interface standards, status bars are expected to be placed at the bottom of each application. This is a fundamental difference between the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Additional reference words: FoxMac 2.50b floating KBCategory: kbprg KBSubcategory:

Last Reviewed: May 17, 1996
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