I would like add my plugin icon to the status bar at the bottom of the screen. How would I do that? (QGIS API documentation on statusBar() seems to be leading to the QT docs and that site is down right now)

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It's quite simple.

Create QToolButton class instance by calling (might be in init() section):

self.button = QToolButton()

Then in initGui() method put this lines:

#set default action for this button (I've chosen my second action, so that's why I put 1st index)

#add the button to statusbar

Last thing, that might be useful is adding this line to unload() method:


It will prevent button to get multiple, e. g. after you reload a plugin.

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