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Ricflomag 10-09-2011 05:16 PM

Consistent, clear application start-up notifications
 
On aging or low-end computers, most applications take several seconds to
start. In many cases (in particular when opening a file from nautilus or
the dash), there is no notification of the pending operation, which is
confusing and frustrating.


A solution might rely only on bettering the existing notification
mechanisms (wait cursor / pulsing launcher icon).


But Unity could have a more consistent and clear start-up notification
system that would be triggered independdently of how an application is
started (whether directly from the launcher, on opening a file, or from
another application).


Any other questions on this matter ?
Plans, ideas ?

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Dereck Wonnacott 10-09-2011 07:18 PM

Consistent, clear application start-up notifications
 
For sure that would help my grandpa, he's got an older computer, running Ubuntu 8.10 still, and he gets frustrated when things don't open right away... He then ends up opening 8 copies of firefox or some .odt file. I think some sort of pulsing icon would be the most recognizable thing for him to understand that "the program/file is loading, please wait a minute."



As a side note, when I travel home for Christmas, he's getting a nice new computer with 11.10, so I hope that's not an issue any more for him, but I'm sure there are plenty others out there in a similar boat.



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On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Ricflomag <ricflomag@gmail.com> wrote:


On aging or low-end computers, most applications take several seconds to start. In many cases (in particular when opening a file from nautilus or the dash), there is no notification of the pending operation, which is confusing and frustrating.





A solution might rely only on bettering the existing notification mechanisms (wait cursor / pulsing launcher icon).



But Unity could have a more consistent and clear start-up notification system that would be triggered independdently of how an application is started (whether directly from the launcher, on opening a file, or from another application).





Any other questions on this matter ?

Plans, ideas ?



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Davor 10-09-2011 07:54 PM

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Great idea. It MUST be done.


Dana Sun, 09 Oct 2011 21:18:50 +0200, Dereck Wonnacott <dereck@gmail.com>
napisao/napisala je:



For sure that would help my grandpa, he's got an older computer, running
Ubuntu 8.10 still, and he gets frustrated when things don't open right
away... He then ends up opening 8 copies of firefox or some .odt file. I
think some sort of pulsing icon would be the most recognizable thing for
him

to understand that "the program/file is loading, please wait a minute."

As a side note, when I travel home for Christmas, he's getting a nice new
computer with 11.10, so I hope that's not an issue any more for him, but
I'm

sure there are plenty others out there in a similar boat.

~Dereck

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high
and

falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” -
Michelangelo


On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Ricflomag <ricflomag@gmail.com> wrote:


On aging or low-end computers, most applications take several seconds to
start. In many cases (in particular when opening a file from nautilus
or the
dash), there is no notification of the pending operation, which is
confusing

and frustrating.

A solution might rely only on bettering the existing notification
mechanisms (wait cursor / pulsing launcher icon).

But Unity could have a more consistent and clear start-up notification
system that would be triggered independdently of how an application is
started (whether directly from the launcher, on opening a file, or from
another application).

Any other questions on this matter ?
Plans, ideas ?

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Sebastien Bacher 10-10-2011 09:28 AM

Consistent, clear application start-up notifications
 
Le dimanche 09 octobre 2011 13:16 -0400, Ricflomag a crit :
> But Unity could have a more consistent and clear start-up
> notification
> system that would be triggered independdently of how an application
> is
> started (whether directly from the launcher, on opening a file, or
> from
> another application).

Hey,

That seems a good idea, I've looked to bugs about it and found one which
got closed without reason so I reopened it and added a design component:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/765240
You can probably subscribe there and comment on it

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Sebastien Bacher 10-10-2011 09:28 AM

Consistent, clear application start-up notifications
 
Le dimanche 09 octobre 2011 13:16 -0400, Ricflomag a crit :
> But Unity could have a more consistent and clear start-up
> notification
> system that would be triggered independdently of how an application
> is
> started (whether directly from the launcher, on opening a file, or
> from
> another application).

Hey,

That seems a good idea, I've looked to bugs about it and found one which
got closed without reason so I reopened it and added a design component:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/765240
You can probably subscribe there and comment on it

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