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

El dom, 05-06-2005 a las 12:27 -0400, Vincent Noel escribió:
> 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 ?

I think yes... I have a AMD 1244mhz
> 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)

The "visually link them" point is good, and maybe you dont have to touch
the panel if you only do it when opening nautilus windows (opening a
folder...) so it would be a nautilus thing, but the disadvantages I see
with it are whether the new window/app could show up later due to the
animation, and second the amount of code work to do this...

In the big picture, it seems that making "nice effects" like this to
improve user experience would make the app slower in old machines, this
seems to be a modern vs old support decision, but I think we have to
stick with modern hardware because *that* is the present and future of
the desktop (luminocity), people with old hardware can run gnome 2.4...,
so when doing this kind of patch I think we have to take into account
only normal hardware of these days... 

my two cents :)

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