Status Bar

The status bar displays the following information:

Box Displays Action / Menus
source:trunk/resources/images/statusline/lat.svg The geographic latitude of the mousepointer A left click opens the Jump to Position Dialog. With a right click you can change the coordinates format (Decimal Degrees, deg° min' sec", deg° min' (Nautical), Projected Coordinates).
source:trunk/resources/images/statusline/lon.svg The geographic longitude of the mousepointer Same as above.
source:trunk/resources/images/statusline/heading.svg The (compass) heading of the line segment being drawn.
source:trunk/resources/images/statusline/angle.svg The angle between the previous and the current way segment. Green background color if Angle Snapping is active. When Rotate is used it displayes the rotation angle. When Scale is used it displays the scaling factor. A right click opens the angle snapping settings menu, see below.
source:trunk/resources/images/statusline/dist.svg In edit mode: the length of new way segment being drawn; in select mode: the length of selected way(s) or the distance of two selected nodes A left click changes the system of measurement (MetricChineseImperialNautical Mile). With a right click you can directly choose one measurement system.
source:trunk/resources/images/statusline/name.svg The name, number of nodes and ID of the object at the mouse pointer.
text Some helpful information about the current working mode With a right click you can copy the shown help text.

Additional, except "text", the context menu always includes a check box to choose if the statusbar gets hidden when hiding the dialogs panel with Tab,

Angle snapping settings menu

Available via right click menu at source:trunk/resources/images/statusline/angle.svg angle when source:trunk/resources/images/mapmode/node/autonode.svg Draw mode is enabled:

Advanced Preferences

With the following keys in the source:trunk/resources/images/preferences/advanced.svg Advanced Preferences you can adjust the numbers in the statusbar:

adjusts the number of decimal places of the coordinates in deg° min' sec" format (Default value: 00.000)
adjusts the number of decimal places of coordinates in deg° min' (Nautical) format (Default value: 00.0)
adjusts the number of decimal places of heading, angle and distance/length (Default value: 0.00)
determines when to display -- instead of the distance (Default value: 0.01)

After changing such a key you need to restart JOSM.

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