Bug 28352 - Mozilla _urgently_ needs a splash screen
Mozilla _urgently_ needs a splash screen
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
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Reported: 2001-02-19 17:31 EST by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-19 17:31:07 EST
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Description Chris Evans 2001-02-19 17:31:04 EST

On my fairly powerful machine (128Mb, Dual 350Mhz processor etc),
mozilla takes about 8 seconds to start up (cold cache) or 4 seconds
(warm cache).

No feedback is given. Naive users, especially those on slower
machines, will think the system has ignored the request to start the
browser. They will press the mozilla button again and make startup
even slower!

A simple yet powerful solution is to give mozilla a splash screen. This
should be shown immediately before any other processing. It would
make the startup feel much faster!

See the gimp for a great example of a splashscreen used to good
Comment 1 Christopher Blizzard 2001-02-19 18:31:20 EST
Unfortunately, this was voted down by mozilla people pretty harshly.

The other problem was that it added a software dependency of gtk onto xpcom (
which is the first thing loaded ) and that wasn't acceptable.

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