Re: PATCH: use timeouts for progress dialogs

On Wed, 2002-07-31 at 02:34, Dave Camp wrote:

> > > Out of curiosity, how did you choose 1200 milliseconds?
> > 
> > I first tried it with 3000 and that was too long. I wanted to half it
> > and thought that was still too much, but I also thought 1 second was too
> > little. So I just settled on 1200 and didn't try anything else. :)
> As good a reason as any.

It's also broadly in keeping with the general UI principle (and the
Feedback chapter in the HIG) that any user-initiated action that takes
more than about a second to complete needs some sort of noticeable
feedback to keep the system feeling 'interactive'.


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com    Desktop Engineering Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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