Progress bar with lock?

Andre Garzia andre at andregarzia.com
Fri Oct 22 12:42:59 CDT 2010


On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> buuuut... it's not a real progress bar. It's only eye candy. Kind of like
> Microsoft's progress bars. Ever wanted to poke yourself in the eye with a
> sharp stick after waiting 15 minutes at 33%, only to have the bar jump to
> 85% then 10 seconds later go back to 0%? Someone ought to beat that
> developer who thought THAT was a god idea!
>
>
not a progress bar but a spinner, something to move and show that "hey,
we're still processing", this is better than locking up.




> Bob
>
>
> On Oct 22, 2010, at 8:04 AM, Andre Garzia wrote:
>
> > There is yet another way.
> >
> > Screen locking does not affect animated gifs, so if you have
> > an indeterminate progress bar in gif format (there are some bundled with
> rev
> > in the image libraries), you can show it and lock screen the thing will
> keep
> > spinning while you work.
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