The status bar at the bottom of the View consists of the following components, from left to right:
Caret position information:
The offset of the caret from the beginning of the file
The line number containing the caret
The column position of the caret, with the leftmost column being 1.
If the line contains tabs, the file position (where a hard tab is counted as one column) is shown first, followed by the screen position (where each tab counts for the number of columns until the next tab stop).
The percent offset of the caret from the start of the file. This is based on the line number of the caret and the total number of lines in the file, so this is the same as the relative position of the right scroll bar in the main text area.
All of the above information is configurable in the Global Options for the status bar.
Double-clicking on the caret location indicator displays the the section called “Working With Lines”.> dialog box; see
A message area where various prompts and status messages are shown.
The current buffer's edit mode, fold mode, and character encoding. Double-clicking one of these displays the> dialog box. For more information about these settings, see:
A set of flags which indicate various editor features and settings. Clicking each flag will toggle the feature in question; hovering the mouse over a flag will show a tool tip with an explanation:
Word wrap - see the section called “Wrapping Long Lines”.
Multiple selection - see the section called “Multiple Selection”.
Rectangular selection - see the section called “Rectangular Selection”.
Overwrite mode - see the section called “Inserting and Deleting Text”.
Line separator - see the section called “Line Separators”.
Buffer Set Scope - see the section called “Buffer Sets”.
A Java heap memory usage indicator, that shows used and total heap memory, in megabytes. Double-clicking this indicator opens the> > dialog box.
The visibility of each of the above items can be controlled in the the section called “The Status Bar Pane”.pane of the > dialog box; see