Hi David and Doug,
We've recently transitioned the status pane into a status bar at the top of the Excel workbook - this change has been fully released to Excel users who use Office Scripts on their web browser, and we're in the process of implementing it for desktop as well.
Thanks for your feedback and I hope this helps!
Just to follow up on what Kenneth is requesting:
It's a seriously bad idea to allow a pop-up to show RUN STATUS every time a script runs IMO.
The user ---who doesn't know how it's coded---will not know what to do with this and will find it as annoying as the coder. Please would you ask the dev team to remove this or provide an option in the view tab to turn it off?
Is there any progress on this that hasn't been posted anywhere? My org wants to start porting VBA to Office Scripts as well, but this script run status is a deal breaker for the UX. Is there a way to disable it somehow?
Ideal behavior would be to show "running script ... " in the application status bar somewhere - anywhere less obtrusive than 1/3 of the screen being hidden by the confusing status pane. End users just want to see the results, not internal messages like this.