Status Bar

A status bar at the bottom of the main Manifold desktop window provides information and tips.  

Activity Indicator

A small dimple in the lower right corner of the desktop changes form and color when Manifold is working in foreground or background.



When the activity indicator shows that Manifold is working, hovering the mouse cursor over the dimple will report the number of active background processes.

Panes within the Status Bar

Right-click onto a blank portion of the status bar to turn optional panes within the status bar on or off.


Mouse Cursor Position

The current position of the mouse cursor within a window is given by the Position pane embedded into the status bar.


The Position pane reports the current mouse position, using Latitude / longitude decimal degrees format by default.   Right-click onto the Position pane to change the format.



The choice of format will persist into future Manifold sessions, until changed to a different setting.  See the Status Bar - Position topic.


The Scale pane reports the current scale for whatever window has the focus.


Right-clicking the Scale pane allows us to zoom the view to any of a series of preset scales or to a custom scale.  See the Status Bar - Scale topic.


The Counts pane reports the total number of records (objects) in the active layer and also how many of those are selected.  


Right-clicking the Counts pane provides a Refresh command that updates the report of the Counts pane.  The Refresh command is useful when a layer shows objects generated by a query or from an external data source where the number of records (objects) provided to the layer is unknown because of streaming provision of data.  Updating the Counts pane with Refresh provides the latest count based on data received.


 When the focus is on an image server layer such as a Google or Bing satellite or street map layer, the number of records reported will be huge.  That is normal and expected, since such layers are indeed truly huge, being provided by server farms where each layer consists of billions of records in tiles.


When drawing paths, either for measurement or while editing, the status bar will report measurements in the status bar.



Tips and Information

The status bar provides useful information and tips.



When we choose File - Export the above information appears.


See Also

User Interface






Status Bar - Position


Status Bar - Scale