Auto-hide status bar
Most of the time the status bar doesn't show any useful information. Could the status bar be auto-hidden like in browsers?
I just added a similar suggestion... before I encountered yours.
I would like a shortcut to toggle it. Or a extension like "Hide Main Menu" will be good too.
I wanted to add that my 2 cents: I only ever look at the status bar when doing a build. In VS 2012 it seems that the way it displays information on what it is doing got less useful. This might just be due to improved performance as the status messages are mostly shown only for a fraction of a second.