Restore A Lost Status Bar

When you open Internet Explorer, the status bar may be absent even if you previously checked 'View->Status Bar' in the menu. To make Windows remember this setting, first close all Internet Explorer windows and then launch just one. Size it the way you want and put a check next to 'Status Bar' in the View menu. Now close the Internet Explorer window by holding down the Shift key while clicking on the X icon at the top right of the window. This tip also works in Windows Explorer.