And technically speaking, I can't really change the status-bar's position, at least not easily... mainly because it contains a resize-grip in the lower-right corner which wouldn't work in case of being part of the tool-bar. Another issue then would be how to cope with tool-bar repositioning... that's all handled by the QMainWindow class and it's always hard to work against it. I'm already doing some things that are actually said to be "unsupported", and those tricks caused serious headaches in the past smile.

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open. [Frank Zappa]