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Re: Animated folder

From: Brad <brasstilde_at_insightbb.com>
Date: 2005-12-29 14:50:45 CET

>>>such dialogs never have an hourglass cursor! Try it: copy a lot of
>>>files in explorer, which then shows the same kind of progress
>>>dialog - it doesn't have an hourglass cursor.

> This seems to be a natural. After all, something's going on. I think
> that it's best when the dialog has focus to hourglass it.
> Who says windows is correct in its behavior? Microsoft?

Well, since Microsoft *wrote* Windows, yeah.

That said, *some* indication of activity, even if it can't be a progress
meter or a serial list of file names, would seem to be appropriate. The
windows dialog probably uses the animated gif because it takes up a
negligible amount of cpu time.

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Received on Thu Dec 29 14:51:07 2005

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