In an effort to streamline the interface, code, and improve performance I have been working with uGFX support to make some major improvements before moving forward with features. One of their suggestions is to make the status bar at the top a widget instead of layered objects. Currently it was a container with a textbox, four buttons and three images of which two are indicators. The buttons actually were using images as well. Working with support, a widget was created that acts as an object with properties that can trigger events. Much better and cleaner in code.
Here is a picture of the first test with it.