Status bars and mouse-over help
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The ui.gadgets.status-bar vocabulary implements a word to display windows with a status bar.
open-status-window ( gadget title/attributes -- )

Gadgets can use a pair of words to show and hide status bar messages. These words will work in any gadget, but will have no effect unless the gadget is displayed inside a window with a status bar.
show-status ( string/f gadget -- )

hide-status ( gadget -- )

Presentation gadgets use the status bar to display object summary.