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Old 10-09-2011, 09:33 PM
Ricflomag
 
Default Consistent, clear application start-up notifications

Just adding [Desktop12.04-Topic] in the subject so that it gets proper
attention (I forgot it in the initial post).


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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 ?


El 09/10/11 15:54, Davor escribió:

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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