No, but just as in older versions, you can hide it. You can then add buttons and other controls that provide any missing functions that your users would otherwise select from the status area.
OK, thanks for the quick reply. I suspected that was the answer. not happy about it, but least now I know.
A number of years ago, when this change took place, lots of people complained about the change, but the basic UI change was not altered by FM Inc. in response to those complaints.
For me personally, I was in the habit of hiding the tool bar so that I could make better use of the available space, thus, the change did not affect my existing solutions as heavily as it did many others.