Improvement ideas of status light in the status bar

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Improvement ideas of status light in the status bar

alehro
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I've created this topic to allow other users to participate in it.
I received request for adding some information to status light popup:

How about database statistics?
db size, num of records, lots of geek stuff.
I think, that db size and num of records isn't kind of information which is required often. So, if I will implement  them I will do it as "Properties" window called from context menu.

I think of status light as indicator of errors or information which you like to see at least once per day or so. Errors are almost impossible in Community edition, so the status light is almost useless.  However in Multi-User edition errors may be more frequent especially if you have unstable internet connection. Also in Multi-User edition the popup shows time of last synchronization.

If you have ideas of how to make status light more useful let's discuss them.

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Bill
Debug stats in the options could be viewed when hovering over the status light.
SQLite stats could be displayed when hovering (rec count, etc)
geek stuff = info not usually of any meaning to the average user.

This info could be enabled/disabled via the options dialog.

I'm just thinking of some use for the light other than looking pretty ;-)
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alehro
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Bill wrote
I'm just thinking of some use for the light other than looking pretty ;-)
Me too , but at the same time I don't wont to clutter the user interface with rarely used information.
You know if I add geek stuff now to status light, then later, when there will be really good idea, there will be no place for it.