Animated labels and progress bars in Oxygen considered harmful?

Hugo Pereira Da Costa hugo at
Wed Dec 2 15:27:40 GMT 2009

On 12/02/2009 03:41 AM, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> On 02.12.09 11:09:42, Marco Martin wrote:
>> On Wednesday 02 December 2009, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
>>> The "Animated progress bars" option is also probably problematic as I
>>> guess it is the cause of the strange behavior of the "Get Hot New Stuff"
>>> dialog (if you click "Install" on several items in a short while, the
>>> progress bar goes back and forth).
>> i see nothing wrong with that, it looks more natural to me
Hi Andreas,
Your concern is legitimate. The tab transition is the only one 
susceptible of triggering large repaints of the screen. Which is why it 
has a dedicated turn on/off option in oxygen config, which is, as far as 
I know, off by default. All other transitions are on by default ...
> Don't want to start a flamewar, but the animation on switching tabs is
> just too much IMHO. With oxygen, when I switch from one tab to another I
> actually need to wait for the animation to finish before I can properly use
> the content of the new tab. Thats just not right. Luckily not all styles
> want to be fancy, some are there for everyday work ;P
> Andreas

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