This is the nautilus floating bar widget.
This widget is similar to a GtkStatusBar but more compact, and works as a GTK overlay child ( typically with a view as overlay parent ). Since the widget is an overlay child, it’s always rendered on top of the parent view, hence saving space for the apps using it.
This widget is part of nautilus project, and not standard GTK. The widget code (
'nautilus-floating-bar.[h|c]' is currently duplicated and used by the following projects ( at least as far as I know ):
- GNOME Web
- GNOME Online accounts
Screenshots of apps using nautilus floating bar:
GNOME Online accounts
It looks more modern and inline with GNOME UI. It has been around for few years and has worked well in nautilus.
Is it possible to move this widget into GTK, so more apps can use them ?