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Very Long Process - Do you know that long-running processes should show a coffee cup?

Created on 27 Nov 2012 | Last updated by Rebecca Liu on 27 Nov 2012 03:06 AM (over 8 years ago)

If you are unable to show a progress bar, you should still indicate that it may take be a long process. For example, if installation takes more than 5 minutes, let your users know so they can get on with something else:

Figure: Bad example - An unknown length of time. So let them know

Figure: Good example – The coffee cup tells the user that they will be here a while

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