set cursor to busy

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Tue Oct 8 19:22:27 CEST 2013


Just a suggestion: you might consider using your own custom busy
indicator.  This prevents you from having to match any particular
OS/version.  Just so you know, the beach ball on OS X is usually
associated with "non-responsive", so probably not the right message to
send to your users when things are working but busy.

Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design




On 10/8/13 10:12 AM, "william humphrey" <bill at bluewatermaritime.com> wrote:

>I was hoping for something that would call the system level "busy" and
>thus
>would work on all platforms. If I roll a pretty rainbow one which looks
>great on the present Mac OS it would fail on the different flavours of
>Windows and probably the next MacOS which very likely will feature a
>"flat"
>beach ball.
>
>
>On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:27 AM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi.
>>
>>
>> If you think your users are skittish that way, why not roll your own? A
>> handful of small images that cycle around?
>>
>>
>>
>> Craig Newman
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: william humphrey <bill at bluewatermaritime.com>
>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
>> Sent: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 11:19 am
>> Subject: set cursor to busy
>>
>>
>> Well I've been wondering about this feature. I have "set cursor to busy"
>> whenever something takes more than a second and I see that interesting
>> vintage black and white beach ball. That is fine and really a feature
>> because I'm in the LiveCode developing environment so when LiveCode
>>crashes
>> then I see the colourful system beach ball spin and I know that is
>> different than something from my code.
>>
>> But what about when my code is in a stand-alone? Won't users be
>>confused by
>> that vintage beach ball? Is there another way to say "set cursor to
>>busy"?
>>
>> Perhaps "set new system cursor to busy" or (for old one) "set system 8
>> cursor to busy?"
>>
>> Any ideas?
>>
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