I have a solution used on desktop and mobile device. There's a custom RECORDS menu assigned to the layout. The menu does NOT permit addition of records.
The status area and toolbar needs to be viewed on the desktops.
The issue is that while using the DB on an iPad, there is still an add record command available. And also the ability to delete fond set. I do not want to have to remove the toolbar and lose navigation and sorting, and do not want to clutter the interface with additional buttons.