I'm using the Monero GUI to download the Monero blockchain; but most of the time, after I open the GUI and start daemon, the "network status" at the lower left bit shows only the "connected" text. Ocassionally, it will shows it's syncing and how many blocks there are left; but I don't know what actually triggers it. Sometimes, even though the GUI doesn't show it, the daemon appears to be syncing as I witness the blockchain size rising.
At any rate, I'd like to be able to know and see that the daemon is syncing and not just running on the background doing nothing. Is there a way to do that on the GUI?