@petra-pik Or course I understand and I can be very patient. However, every time the widget fails on me, I will take the opportunity to remind you folks that the problem still exists, in case the bug gets forgotten.
@korina Thank you for this information. It is exactly what I was looking for and perfectly explains the situation.
I did actually look for this information before submitting, but didn't find it. Could I suggest that the "System Status" category be included in the main menu, perhaps beside "Error Console"? I would never have submitted the bug report had that been the case.