On 1/18/2009 6:33 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
> stan <spie...@hvc.rr.com> wrote:
> 
>> Another post talks about the throbber.  What is a throbber?  What is the 
>> advantage of having it?
> 
> It's the Seamonkey logo to the right of the address bar that
> "throbs" when it's retrieving a website.
> 
> Different themes may turn this into something other than the default
> Seamonkey logo.
> 
> -sw

It gives the user an indication that the application is not yet really
done with whatever it was asked to do.  For example, a Web server might
have delayed sending the final packets of an image.  The Web page might
look complete.  But if the throbber is still showing some animation, the
the page is not really complete.

-- 
David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>

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