I don’t know what Steinberg was thinking, but when making music you want to see the bars in the editor, but also an additional time display in the transport field, because after all you want to know how long the track has been. But it doesn’t seem to be possible to display both information at the same time. Only in the studio options there is a floating window, which unfortunately is not integrated anywhere in the overall window management.
And a heavy criticism for the window management in general:
It’s really sub-par. Maybe it would be smarter to redesign all window elements as “dockable”, so that you simply put together your own window layout.