Networking bridge doesn't show in GNOME desktop bar

I defined a bridge device br0 for use with my virtual machines and added eno1 to it, works nicely. The IP addresses are assigned to the bridge device.

ip addr show br0
4: br0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc noqueue state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 7c:83:34:b0:e7:c8 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet brd scope global dynamic noprefixroute br0
       valid_lft 83397sec preferred_lft 72597sec
    inet6 2a02:908:695:6880:7e83:34ff:feb0:e7c8/64 scope global dynamic mngtmpaddr 
       valid_lft 85891sec preferred_lft 13891sec
    inet6 fe80::7e83:34ff:feb0:e7c8/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever

bridge link  
2: eno1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,PROMISC,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 master br0 state forwarding priority 32 cost 4 

The GNOME desktop bar contains a control showing audio volume, network status and power control. With eno1 disconnected (although bridged) it’s confusing. Even worse: If I activate the network interface from that control I break the bridge config.

Is there a smarter way? Can I have br0 show up in that control? Can’t seem to find it anywhere.

Not that I know of. But it is not only Gnome. The nm-applet in XFCE also can’t show bridges that are configured in NM.

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