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== Purpose ==
A ''status bar'' is an area at the bottom of a primary window that displays information about the current window's state, background tasks, or other contextual information.
== Examples ==
== Guidelines ==
=== Is this the right control ===
* Provide a status bar in the main window of every standard application.
* Do not display a status bar in secondary or internal windows.
===  Behavior ===
* Do not use status bars for crucial information. Users should never have to know what is in the status bar. Otherwise consider to use [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Tooltip| tool-tips]] or a [[Projects/Usability/HIG/MessageWidget|message panel]].
* Do not use the status bar to display advisory messages in place of standard [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Tooltip|tool-tips]].
* Do not make a status bar area interactive in standard applications. because those features are difficult to understand for non-experts.
* Do not hide the status bars by default. If configurable, users should easily be able to make it viewable again.
===  Appearance ===
* When different information are shown the content of a status bar should be structured in panels.
* Keep the status bar plain; do not add icons.
==  Implementation ==

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