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When waiting a long time, should SS always show an indicator ?
Poll ended at Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:20 pm
No, no need for circular progress bar 22%  22%  [ 2 ]
Maybe, it'll be prettier 11%  11%  [ 1 ]
Maybe, sometime I wonder if it's frozen 56%  56%  [ 5 ]
Yes, definitly 11%  11%  [ 1 ]
I really don't care 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 9
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 Wait without gauge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:20 pm 
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Now :
- waitWithGauge() : wait, show a progress bar
- wait() : wait, show nothing


There could be
- waitWithGauge() : wait, show a progress bar
- wait(), short : wait, show nothing
- wait(), long (>5s ?) : wait, show a progress bar with secret progress (circular, etc.), like this :
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 Re: Wait without gauge
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:09 am 
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I understand the idea, but would definitely want this to be *optional* if implemented.

I would NOT want SS to force ALL waits longer than 5 seconds to have progress bars! Even if it was 'forced', it should be much longer than 5 seconds minimum... say, 60 seconds or more?

An optional (circular?) wait time gauge would be good, though, for something like "wait in the corner until I tell you to come out", so the user knows nothing is frozen but not how long they'll have to wait!

Something like...
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waitWithSecretGauge(120)

...for example.

I can understand that very long waits do sometimes make you wonder if the script is still running or not, especially if the text isn't clear that you are supposed to wait.

As an *option* it'd be pretty useful, but not forced.


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 Re: Wait without gauge
PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:37 pm 
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On this, I'd say yes, definitely an indeterminate progress wait, but as a separate function (waitWithSpinner) rather than trying to make it conditional on how long you're waiting for. If you do want to have that 'long waits get a spinner', then I'd add a separate new function like waitWithOptionalSpinner; or if you want the default wait to work that way, then add a new function like waitSilent which absolutely never shows a spinner or a gauge.


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 Re: Wait without gauge
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:34 pm 
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Thank for the comments.

Modifying the API is somewhat sensitive now (even adding things).


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 Re: Wait without gauge
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:00 am 
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Been a while since I visited and messed around with SS.

Did this type of "secret gauge" ever end up getting implemented?


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 Re: Wait without gauge
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:38 am 
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Yes, now, when wait() is long (1 minute), there is a waiting symbol.


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 Re: Wait without gauge
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:25 pm 
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One that doesn't show HOW long? Awesome!


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