Bug 163115 - minor problems with busy cursor animation
minor problems with busy cursor animation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-artwork (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: John (J5) Palmieri
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Reported: 2005-07-12 20:16 EDT by Jef Spaleta
Modified: 2013-03-13 00:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-08-22 14:41:25 EDT
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Description Jef Spaleta 2005-07-12 20:16:41 EDT
Description of problem:
The rotating blue busy cursor needs to include an indicator as to which pixel on
the screen the cursor is actually pointing.  There are common situations where
the busy cursor graphic is display for several seconds. For example when
starting up gimp and waiting for the gimp plugins to load and the splash screen
to disappear.  

If busy cursor is displayed for a long period of time its reasonable to expect
users to need to do other tasks like work with the panel or metacity windowbars.
 These tasks are very difficult to accomplish while the rotating busy cursor
graphic is displayed, because the graphic gives no indication as to where
exactly the cursor is and the rotating graphic is quite large compared to
metacity windowbars or the standard 24 pixel height gnome panels on high
resolution monitors ( Im think 1600x1200 ) .   

I would like to see a cursor similar to the firefox internal busy cursor be used
for the general X busy cursor. The firefox busy cursor has both an arrow
indicating which pixel is being pointed to as well as the new rotating graphic.

the blue swirl doesn't show up very well against dark blue or dark black
background images... like the default fc4 gnome background.  I would suggest
adding a constrasting white or off-white border around the swirl to give the
graphic definition when placed against a dark background.

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Comment 1 John (J5) Palmieri 2005-08-22 14:41:25 EDT
Changed to throbber with a cursor

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