< Projects | Usability | HIGRevision as of 14:23, 6 November 2013 by Htietze (talk | contribs) (→Is this the right control)(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff) Under ConstructionThis is a new page, currently under construction! 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 . 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 tool-tips for short-term status information like full length text of links. Move controls to the toolbar. If you cannot find good replacements for status bar functions, please ask the usability team for support. 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 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 tool-tips. Keep the status information plain; e.g. do not add icons. Appearance Implementation References <references> ↑ http://user-prompt.com/what-is-a-status-bar-good-for/ Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Projects/Usability/HIG/StatusBar&oldid=81230" Categories: Under ConstructionUsabilityBehaviorViewing and NavigationAccess functions Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.