Re: [Usability]Re: toolbar issues

What does the Mac OS X Finder do?  Explorer gives the throbber, so even
if it is something that an hourglass/watch cursor could handle, user
expected behavior is still a throbber.  But if OS X does something
different, it might be relevant to the conversation.


On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 12:38, David Moles wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-05-20 at 09:06, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> > I've thought about this before...I think it does cuz even on local
> > drives loading can be slow and the throbber does supply information to
> > the user that the app is doing something and not just locked up in
> > obscurity....The main problem as you say are networked filesystems which
> > can be considerably slower....
> Seems like the first one is the job of things like an hourglass
> cursor, though. I mean, you could make the argument that any
> application that does anything that doesn't complete instantly
> needs a throbber.
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