There is no option to move the status bar back to the left as the old status area was in pre 10 versions.
Thank you for your post.
The answer by "mr_vodka" is correct (Thank you!). However, I encourage you to also enter this into our Feature Suggestion web form at:
Although I can copy your post and paste it into the web form, there are additional questions asked that only you can answer.
May I add my vote to that, please? I think everyone is conservative by nature, just to greater or lesser extents, and although I hope I'm at the more open-minded end of the scale, the new interface just screams 'change for the sake of change' at me. I can find no obvious added-value in it; sorry. I'm very willing to be persuaded, though, for all the same reasons as the original poster.
If I was to have one practical argument against it, as opposed to unjustified prejudice, it would be that I found it really odd in these times that screens are all getting almost ridiculously wide, and more extreme in their aspect ratio, that FM moved something that occupies sidewards space to something that consumes the far more valuable vertical space.
Like an earlier question about the removal of the 'Save' button in Scriptmaker (oh how my frustration has been reduced since I was let in on the secret Ctrl-S and Ctrl-W shortcuts - not even available as a menu option, never mind a menu-option prompt...) it might be useful if FM could a little more publicly release the arguments why they've implemented some of these changes. I think we're all Sales Reps for FM in our own way and do not assume that anyone in FM is stupid - it's just that it would help to have a few pointers towards the positives that were doubtless fully discussed in many's a planning meeting.
(And as soon as someone posts "Hide and lock the Status Bar then re-create your own" we'll know the battle is lost.)
Thank you for your comments.
I do not have any reasons/arguments why the Status Bar was changed from the side to the top. However, I encourage you to please enter your comments into our Feature Suggestions web form at:
Although I could easily copy your post and paste it into the web form, there are additional questions asked that only you can answer.
I am aware that I am a direct link to FileMaker, Inc., but this web form is monitored and read by Product Management and Product Development directly, and it will get more attention than if I submitted it, because they see it comes from a customer.