I just started with the 2.0 IDE ver 11 beta. I set my project to compile but I don't see any progress indication. The window frame used to show a progress bar but that seems to be missing. how do I turn it on please?
You can't turn it on. There is no such thing in the beta phase Arduino IDE 2.x at this time. The developers are aware of this deficiency. You should continue to use the stable classic Arduino IDE if you need this feature.
I submitted a formal request for this to the IDE developers here: