The statusbar has four sections:
- When a menu-item is highlit, this is where any associated help information is displayed
- 4Pane's confirmatory messages appear here e.g. "2 files copied".
These messages are automatically removed after 10 seconds. You can change this time in Options > Configure 4Pane > Misc.
- The largest and most useful section, this displays the type, name and size of the currently-selected file. e.g.
Regular File: Statusbar.htm 1.6K
or, if a symlink, the type, name and target. e.g.
Symbolic Link: libwx_baseu-2.8.so --> /usr/lib/libwx_baseu-2.8.so.0
- This section shows what sort of things are being displayed in the selected pane. This will normally be either D H * or D F H *. D means Directories, F Files and H Hidden ones.
If the Options > Show recursive dir sizes menu item is ticked, there will also be an R for Recursive when a fileview has focus.
The '*' denotes "Show all of these things". Alternatively D F H d* would mean that only files starting with 'd' were displayed.
You can adjust the Filter by [Right-click] > Filter Display (or Ctrl-Sh-F). See Filter.
You can alter the proportion of the statusbar allocated to each section in Options > Configure 4Pane > Misc > Other: Configure Statusbar.