The Toolbars and the Status Bar
____ 12. Under View, turn off the Status Bar. The information bar at the bottom of the window disappears.
Turn the Status Bar back on so that messages are displayed at the bottom of the window. To see how the Status Bar shows information, find a red icon that looks like a tool chest on the Standard toolbar. Move the mouse cursor pointer over it. What happens now depends on what version of ArcGIS Desktop you are running. In Version 10.0 of the software the Status Bar should read Opens the ArcToolbox window so you can access geoprocessing tools and toolboxes. A label (called a ToolTip) identifying the tool as the ArcToolbox Window will appear next to the cursor.14
In version 10.1 and later, the status bar does not indicate ArcToolbox, but a more extensive explanation appears in the ToolTip. In version 10.1 you can press F1 for more explanation. Also experiment by clicking some files and folders in the Catalog Tree and observing the Status Bar. In particular, look at the Status Bar as you select [___]IGIS-Arc. Expand that entry. Select Village_Data. Expand. Select Water_Resources.gdb. Expand. Select Hydrants. Expand. Select Fire Hydrants. Press the Preview tab at the top of the right-hand pane. In the pane, you will see the points that represent the hydrants in Village Data.
____ 14. Under Customize > Toolbars, make sure the Standard, Geography, Location, and Metadata toolbars are all turned on. Active toolbars have a check to the left ...