gnome mockup - loading application

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It should be a good idea with new compositing managers to do this kind of thing when loading instead of a simple blinking cursor or taskbar.
A little window showing "loading..." would be displayed and resized to the window size displaying the content smoothly when the window is ready.

Cwiiis

13 years ago

What might be neat is for there to be an interface for apps to provide screenshots of themselves (or for the window manager to get one, when an application lacks support) so that when you click it, it instantly brings that up, grayed out or something with some animated 'Loading...' text, then gently cross-fades between the screenshot and the actual app (which, hopefully, are exactly the same, bar lack of saturation in the screenshot)

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kamathln

13 years ago

!!!Privacy!!!

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toby

13 years ago

I agree that your proposal is superior to the original, but I find both somewhat unrealistic and useless.
Having Totem, for instance, use most my screen (If it was set to run full-screen) while LOADING, leaving me nothing to do but wait patiently, I would be quickly annoyed to say the least. Even more so if you were a developer, as I am, and often have buggy software that occasionally crash upon loading or fail to load at all - What then? There would be no indication the application was loading, if your concept was to replace the cursor-change. Moreover, this is exactly what splash-screens were created to do, so why not mail a few devs and suggest splash-screens rather than suggest futuristic and resource-hungry features, which is what this looks like to me??

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