Hugo Kornelis (10/15/2010)
I seem to have built a reputation for myself...
I had this one wrong as well. Partially because I don't work with SQL Server 2008 yet (I do have it installed on a laptop, fopr "play" purposes), and partly because I misread the question.
The answer is hidden in the explanation. You can
configure different colors for the "query window" (which I knew - that's why I selected "true"), but you cannot
configure the colors for "the status bar in SSMS".
This last status bar obviously refers to another status bar than that of the query window. I don't know which status bar, though, and I can't check if it's true. But even if it is, the correct answer should have been "it depends" - since the query window sits within SSMS, you can obviously configure colors for some
status bars in SSMS.
Could the author of this question not be referring to the bar at the bottom of the SSMS window that seems to always say "Ready" when I'm in SSMS 2008? Similar to the "status bar" of an explorer window. The color or look of that bar is only changed by the Windows display properties appearance settings. [see attachment]
I believe Microsoft has started re-using terms for different applications. If the "status bar" references the bar at the bottom of a query window or Object explorer, then what is the bar at the very bottom of SSSM called now:-D?