[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Stop start-up icon pulsing when an activity fails to start

Gary Martin garycmartin at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 7 03:24:23 EDT 2011

On 6 Sep 2011, at 18:48, Samuel Greenfeld <greenfeld at laptop.org> wrote:

> I would like to propose that we stop pulsing the animated icons (in the main screen area as well as the upper toolbar frame) when an activity fails to start, and Sugar already knows to display a message stating this happened.

+1 for stopping the pulse animation on failure.

> When this happens the animated icons should either be switched to the highest transparency/alpha state to indicate failure, or be made non-transparent.

Might also want to consider the icon switching to grey.


> Otherwise, if a user is not actively watching the launcher screen, or the activity started but Sugar failed to detect it, the pulsing icons will continue to pulse using CPU cycles in the background until a users spots the issue and presses the "Stop" button found on the failed launch screen.
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