Length of status bar messages

Anyone know how to change the length of the left-hand and right-hand sides of the status bar with a minimum of fuss? By default, it seems to be about 16 characters, and that’s too short for me.

This won’t answer your question, but isn’t the left-hand side pretty long? As it’s able to accommodate long room names.

On the other hand, the right hand side does seem annoyingly short.

You can use Emily Short’s built-in Basic Screen Effects extension to customize the status line.