[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #24859: Media Library does not have a loading indicator

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Wed Sep 25 14:52:39 UTC 2013

#24859: Media Library does not have a loading indicator
 Reporter:  jeffr0       |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  3.7
Component:  Media        |     Version:  3.5
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch    |

Comment (by kadamwhite):

 I recently read an article (dangerous words, I know) that noted a
 situation where people perceived an interaction as *slower* after the
 addition of a spinner, even if the load time actually stayed the same or
 decreased [citation needed, I can look for it if desired]. The solution
 proposed was to only display the spinner after about 200ms, to give the
 action time to complete "invisibly" without drawing attention to the fact
 a request was being made. Now, adding that type of timeout increases
 complexity without any demonstrated rewards, so I don't think it's worth
 going down that path—Mainly bringing it up here because it is tangentially
 relevant and psychologically interesting, and I apparently like hearing
 the sound of my fingers on the keyboard.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/24859#comment:10>
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