[Owncloud] image preview, music

Jan-Christoph Borchardt jan at unhosted.org
Thu Oct 6 19:08:15 UTC 2011

On Thu, October 6, 2011 17:43, Achim Bohnet wrote:
> Maybe apps like 'musicplayer' or 'file upload' that (can) work in
> 'background'
> should set a flag, e.g. dontInterrupt or bgTaskActive.    If the user
> triggers a reload,  an overlay/popup can be displayed that tell user
> that 'music playing' 'file upload' would be interrupted and offer
> 'interrupt' 'cancel' 'open in new tab'  with last the default  (plus the
> never ask again checkbutton).

Setting a flag would make sense if it can just be in the background. But
popups for that are not a good idea. Loading implementation details off to
the user results in a very bad experience.

Then again, for file upload it would make sense because the file has to be
fully uploaded (critical, as opposed to music playing). But only when the
process is up front about not wanting to be interrupted – for example by
freezing the interface and showing a loading bar, showing additional
visual feedback on the file transfer, etc.

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