when generating a print preview of the url given, mozilla takes quite a while; and while this is happening, all other mozilla windows and tabs are frozen. So I suggest displaying at least a progress bar which lets the user know that the app hasn't crashed.
if there is nothing to base a progress bar on [perhaps too hard?], then I suggest some type of dialogue box with an animated icon to indicate moz [or rather the cpu] is workin' hard.
The Progress is actually flown at the right spot it just isn't geting CPU to be displayed. So I need to add a timer befor kicking off PP.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P1
Target Milestone: --- → Future
You can base the progress on the current position in the DOM from which the page is rendered. Or easier, I know you don't know the total pagecount beforehand. Just show the number of pages rendered so far. There would be no percentage, just a count up.
probably WONTFIX since so old and not applicable anymore?
Assignee: rods → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: sujay → printing
I still do not see a progress bar in Firefox 4 on Linux. The temporary dialog shows only "Preparing..." The bug seems still valid. Even though on modern OSes and machines it may take a lot of luck to find a page that takes more than 2 seconds to generate Print preview.
Summary: progress bar required while generating print preview → [UX] progress bar required while generating print preview
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