For one reason or another, you may want to hide the URL displayed in the browser window’s status bar when a user mouses over it.
Hiding the URL in the Browser Status Bar with the Pound Symbol
Note: This technique is a little bit deceptive, and using it should be avoided.
<a href="#" onclick="location.href='https://actualwizard.com'">Mousing over this URL will display the current URL followed by a pound symbol.</a>
The Old Techniques Using window.status
There used to be a more eloquent way to achieve this by using window.status, but most major web browsers have long disabled the ability to hide the URL in the status bar this way due to security problems.
Web developers could set the status bar text to anything they wanted at any time, but this was problematic because people could be misled into thinking that they were clicking on a link to one site but were being taken to a different site.