I am writing with the help of Google translator.  In the blender 2.8, the status bar went down (there is information about layers and vertices). How to raise the whole thing up? Is there any addon or customization?

  • $\begingroup$ select its top border and left click drag it down $\endgroup$ – moonboots Jul 15 '19 at 16:28

Append to the top bar.

The top bar in blender 2.8x is on the top, and the status bar is on the bottom. The status bar can be toggled on and off with python.

bpy.context.screen.show_statusbar = False # off

AFAIK there is no way to move statusbar to top using python. Would need to alter blender's source code.

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As a workaround, the statistics previously in 2.79 displayed on info header (often at top of screen) are now in the status bar at bottom of screen.

Run the script below to append scene statistics to the top bar.

import bpy

def draw(self, context):
    scene = context.scene
    vl = context.view_layer

def register():

def unregister():

if __name__ == "__main__":   

Alternatively could prepend the whole statusbar to the top bar, but this doesn't work as expected.

import bpy


enter image description here Change the theme colors of the topbar header text

To run automatically for all blend files, save the script, with a .py extension, eg topbar_stats.py in your 2.80/scripts/startup folder, or for on a blend by blend basis: save in blend file, making sure once again the name has a .py extension, and check the register checkbox.

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  • $\begingroup$ ( I answer with the help of Google translator. ) Wow This is really very cool! But this is a little wrong. How to move up the entire lower status bar (including information on keystrokes) above the tabs: location, simulation. $\endgroup$ – ValeGoG Jul 16 '19 at 8:15
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    $\begingroup$ Edited to make it clearer that AFAIK the statusbar is hard-coded to the bottom of screen. Would need to alter blender source to change. $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Jul 17 '19 at 11:42
  • $\begingroup$ (I use Google translator.) Thank you so much for the answer and for taking the time to go :) @batFINGER $\endgroup$ – ValeGoG Jul 19 '19 at 9:00
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    $\begingroup$ Cheers. (A good test of any translator is translating the result back to original.) $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Jul 19 '19 at 9:09

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