$active is used to return the currently active window. So when $active is used to return the status window it returns exactly that: "status window". now my question is how do you bring the status widow back to the active state from another window. I have tried using "/window -a Status Window" but all it get back is :* /window: invalid parameters. I suspect that /window was only set up to take one parameter when concerned with the window name so maybe this is a bug?