How to display or hide Status bar in Microsoft Excel?


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Does the status bar disappear from Microsoft Excel's window by accident? Do you want to hide the status bar in Microsoft Excel? The following tricks will help you quick display or hide status bar in Microsoft Excel.
Display or hide status bar in Microsoft Excel with VBA
Display or hide status bar in Microsoft Excel with Kutools for Excel' View options
Display or hide status bar in Microsoft Excel with Kutools for Excel’s Work Area good idea3

Work Area

Kutools for Excel's Work Area can help you to quickly change working area size by hiding formula bar, status bar or ribbon.
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If you are experienced with using Microsoft Excel, a VBA macro will help you display or hide status bar in Microsoft Excel easily.

Step 1: Hold down the Alt + F11 keys in Excel, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

Step 2: Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA for displaying status bar in Microsoft Excel

Sub Show_Status_Bar()
Application.DisplayStatusBar = True
End Sub

VBA for hiding status bar in Microsoft Excel

Sub Hide_Status_Bar()
Application.DisplayStatusBar = False
End Sub
Step 3: Press the F5 key to run this macro. And you will get the result that you want.


arrow blue right bubble Display or hide status bar in Microsoft Excel with Kutools for Excel's View Options

If you are not familiar with VBA macros, the following method will be better. Kutools for Excel's View Options tool can help you display or hide status bar in Microsoft Excel with only mouse clicking.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

Step 1: Click the Kutools > Show / Hide > View Options. See screenshot:

Step 2: In the View Options dialog box, check or uncheck the Status Bar option. See screenshot:

If you want to show the status bar in Microsoft Excel, check the Status Bar option; If you want to hide the status bar in Microsoft Excel, please uncheck the Status Bar option.

The View Options of Kutools for Excel makes it possible to show or hide most of Microsoft Excel settings quickly, such as Inner Tabs, Formula Bar, Status Bar, Windows in Taskbar, Gridlines, Page Breaks, Display Zeros, Vertical Scrollbar, Horizontal Scrollbar, Sheet Tab, … etc. It will save your time in looking for these setting when you need to show or hide them. Click to know more…


arrow blue right bubble Display or hide status bar in Microsoft Excel with Kutools for Excel’s Work Area

If you want to quickly toggle display and hide Status bar in Excel window, Kutools for Excel’s Work Area utility can do a favor for you.

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

Click Kutools > Work Area to enable Work Area Size utility. See screenshot:
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Clicking this area to hide Status bar only
doc work area 2

Clicking this area to hide both Status bar and Formula bar
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Clicking this area to hide Status bar, Formula bar and Ribbon
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If you want to display all bars, just click the Kutools > Work Area again to recover the window.

Tip. If you want to have a free trial of the Work Area function, please go to free download Kutools for Excel first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.

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