Re: [PATCH] Visual notification when opening stuff in nautilus (was Re: What is the official way to get an icon coordinates from a NautilusFile ?)

On 6/5/05, Nelson Benítez <gnel cenobioracing com> wrote:
> I ve tried it and the zooming boxes are so faster that I almost didnt
> noticed them, in fact I had to concentrate to view them and cause I know
> they were there from the patch,, I tried to launch a slower app like
> epiphany and zooming boxes "flashes" in the first instant almost
> invisible and all time that happens till the application appears runs
> with any feedback to the user to tell it the application is
> launching :(...
Well I just copied the feature directly from the gnome-panel, so I
assume that you don't see that animation as well ? (when you click on
a launcher in the panel).
The goal of that animation is to tell the user something happened, I
guess if you have a very fast computer the program just launches very
fast and you don't really need the animation ;-)...

> I think a simple animated cursor to show in the "waiting time" could do
> all the job, although I know this maybe belongs to notification-startup.
I think the "loading" cursor is there already, at least if nautilus is
compiled with notification-startup. Moreover, in some cases this "busy
cursor" does not work properly (if you open a program that does not
use it, e.g. openoffice), and on older computers the busy cursor can
take some time to appear, so the notification is not instant...

So maybe this feature is only useful on not-so-fast hardware ?

The argument when opening folder (visually link them) is still valid
though, so maybe the animation would need to adapt itself to the
computer speed, like metacity does (but this would have to be done in
the panel as well)

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