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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.
KDE applications should not use a conventional status bar by default in favor of maximized space for content <ref>http://user-prompt.com/what-is-a-status-bar-good-for/</ref>.
== Examples ==
== Guidelines ==
=== Is this the right control ===
* Omit the status bar in the main window to maximize vertical space for content.
** Do not show meaningless information like 'Ready'.
** Use a floating panel or [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Tooltip| tool-tips]] for short-term status information like full length text of links.
** Move controls to the toolbar.
* Do not display a status bar in secondary or internal windows.
* If a status bar is really necessary in your application consider to use a [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Toolbar| toolbar]] with all customization features.
===  Behavior ===
* Do not use the status bars or any kind of replacement for crucial information. Users should never have to know what is in the status bar.
* Do not use the status bar or any kind of replacement to display advisory messages in place of standard [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Tooltip|tool-tips]].
* Keep the status information plain; e.g. do not add icons.
===  Appearance ===
==  Implementation ==
==  References ==

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