Simurai brought up an interesting idea in a PR earlier:
Here another thought: Separate the status-bar items based on if something is permanent (global) or just temporary (per file):
Then the permanent items, like updates etc. could be on the left and under the “global” tree-view. On the right are all the items that change “per file”. So the file name would be under the editor and look less disconnected…
Some users obviously wouldn’t like the new arrangement (being the temperamental lot that we are)… but a good solution would be to also make each tile sortable via a drag-and-drop interface. This way, users could arrange elements to their liking, and would ameliorate any friction imposed on change-resilient users like myself.