What’s a standard way to visually show the status of something in a MacOS desktop app? (an indicator or something, more than just text)
I see the MacOS UI guidelines only talk about progress or level indicators. What about binary/tri-state indicators? Checkboxes aren’t great because they always look like they’re changeable by the user, which isn’t the case in my app. I also want this status to be easily seen at a glance, from a ways away, so should it just be a big green/yellow/red circle?
Next, how about showing that something is available or unavailable? I was thinking an enabled/disabled (greyed) label, but that doesn’t seem to be a MacOS thing to have a greyed label (although it is in Windows)
Client Available, Client Not available
I’ve checked the MacOS UI guide, but I don’t see these things jumping out at me.