Status bar: current state information

The status bar appears at the end of the IBM® Notes® main window. As you work in Notes, system messages and features appear in the status bar.

The status bar is context-sensitive. The messages and features that appear in the status bar depend on the task you are performing and where you are in Notes.

The status bar in Notes shows:

  • Whether Notes is accessing the network (a lightning bolt appears).
  • A history of all messages for the session.
  • Your level of access to the current application and your membership in groups and roles (click the key icon).
  • Whether an open mail message has been encrypted and/or digitally signed by the sender.
  • Your current location and switch to another location.
  • The progress of tasks that Notes performs in the background (for example, saving attachments or replicating applications).