The status bar allows to easily view general useful information about the current aMule session.
It is placed at the bottom of the main window and looks like this:
The status bar is divided into several sections:
You can see the last line printed into the log at the left most part of the statusbar:
The line might be only partially shown if it is larger than the space left in the statusbar. In this case it comes very useful to click in the information button by the text.
When clicked, a window will popup displaying the complete line.
aMule tries to calculate the amount of users currently connected to the networks it is connected to.
The first number in the Users field corresponds to the estimated amount of users currently connected to the ed2k network.
The second number in that field corresponds to the estimated amount of users connected to the Kademlia network.
In both ed2k and Kad numbers the following letters are used to specify the multiplying factor:
aMule also tries to calculate the amount of currently available files on the networks it is connected to.
Again, the first number in the Files field corresponds to the estimated amount of files currently available in the ed2k network.
And again, the second number in this field corresponds to the estimated amount of files currently available in the Kademlia network.
As with the |Users field, the last letter indicates the multiplying factor (see above which letter corresponds to which multiplying factor).
The statusbar provides a handy way to know the bandwidth aMule is effectively taking.
First it has a graphic which displays two arrows surrounding a globe provides a brief summary of the connection status. The downwards arrow will be green when aMule is downloading and red when it isn't. The upwards arrow will be green when aMule is uploading and red when it isn't.
This are the possible graphics:
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar29.jpg||aMule isn't downloading nor uploading|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar30.jpg||aMule is downloading but isn't uploading|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar31.jpg||aMule isn't downloading but is uploading|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar32.jpg||aMule both downloading and uploading|
Right by the connections status icon the upload and download speeds are displayed.
In the Up field you can see the upload speed it is performing.
In the Down field you can see at what speed aMule is downloading.
If you have enabled "Show overhead bandwidth" in Preferences, then a number in brackets will appear both by the upload and download speed numbers. This numbers show the bandwidth that the overhead traffic (connections, pings, control traffic, ...) are taking for the uploads and downloads respectively.
The last field shows information about the networks status.
If you are connected to the ed2k network, you will be able to see the name (or IP if it has no known name) of the ed2k server you are connected to.
If you are not connected to the ed2k network, they you will see Not connected or Connecting if you are trying to connect.
Now about the Kademlia network, you should see its status by the Kad text.
Possible values are:
|off||Not connected, offline|
A very special icon in the statusbar is the earth icon:
The arrows in this globe change their colour depending on the connection status of aMule.
The lower-left arrow refers to the ed2k network:
The upper-right arrow refers to the Kademlia network:
This are the coulour's meanings:
|Red||Offline, not connected|
|Yellow||Connected but firewalled|
Here is the list of all possible globe icons and their meanings:
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar16.jpg||Both ed2k and kademlia networks are offline|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar17.jpg||The ed2k network is offline, but Kad is connected though firewalled|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar15.jpg||The ed2k network is offline, but Kad is connected|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar19.jpg||The ed2k network is being connected, while the kad network is offline|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar18.jpg||The ed2k network is being connected, while the Kad network is connected though firewalled|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar14.jpg||The ed2k network is being connected, while the Kad network is connected|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar26.jpg||The ed2k network is connected with LowID (firewalled), while the Kad network is offline|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar25.jpg||Both the ed2k and Kad networks are connected but firewalled|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar21.jpg||The ed2k network is connected, while the Kad network is offline|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar20.jpg||Both the ed2k and Kad networks are connected, but the Kad network is firewalled|
|http://www.amule.org/dev-up/window_statusbar22.jpg||Both the ed2k and Kad networks are connected|
Note: It should never happen that ed2k arrow is yellow and the Kad arrow is green, so it is not listed int he above table.
|1||Popup complete last log line|
|2||Last log line (just what fits in window)|
|3||Estimated online ed2k users|
|4||Estimated online Kademlia users|
|5||Estimated available ed2k files|
|6||Estimated available Kademlia files|
|8||Uploading overhead speed|
|10||Downloading overhead speed|
|11||ED2k and Kademlia status graphical summary|
|12||ED2k connected server name or ed2k status|
|14||Connection status graphical summary|