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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 ==
 
<references>
 
 
 
[[Category:Usability]][[Category:Behavior]][[Category:Viewing_and_Navigation]][[Category:Access_functions]]
 

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