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summary: Status bar on the PuTTY window
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.

The PuTTY window could have a status bar with various information on it. A visible indicator of whether the connection is secured or not (for the paranoids who aren't sure whether they remembered to hit the SSH radio button); a display of the cursor coordinates; whether the terminal bell is currently overloaded; some sort of visual representation of the host key perhaps. Anything else that springs to mind.

This would certainly be a configurable feature, if we do it at all. PuTTY's minimalist use of screen space is valuable to a number of its users. But other people might find it useful.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2004-11-16 15:27:00 +0000)