Provide estimated time remaining in (hh:)mm:ss format.

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Camino Graveyard
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
16 years ago
15 years ago

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(Reporter: Cortland Klein, Assigned: saari (gone))

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Description

16 years ago
Even though the estimate provided is not usually accurate, you should still provide that information in it's completion. (Could be set as a preference.)
I disagree.  

Good Mac apps (ie, the Finder, Omniweb, etc) report estimated time as 
"about 5 seconds left" or "about 20 minutes left" rather than 17:23 left.
This sort of touchy-feely folksy feedback is why we use Macs.
It's what separates us from the unwashed windows-using masses.

As for adding a preference to control this behavior: Ack.

Updated

16 years ago
Summary: Provide estimated time remaining in (hh:)mm:ss format. → [RFE] Provide estimated time remaining in (hh:)mm:ss format.

Comment 2

16 years ago
I agree with Haas and propose this is WONTFIX, or should be changed to implement
the behavior described in Comment #1.

Comment 3

16 years ago
Specifically, JAHIG, pg.27 says:

"For operations that don’t execute immediately, use a progress indicator to
provide useful information about how long the operation will take. See “Progress
Indicators” (page 139). Users don’t need to know precisely how many seconds an
operation will take, but it helps to give an estimate. For example, the Mac OS
uses statements such as “about a minute remains.” It can also be helpful to
communicate the total number of steps needed to complete a task—“Copying 30 of
850 files,” for example."

This also makes the application look less stupid since it is less likely that
the time remaining will be going up instead of down if there are some network
hiccups. Also recommend WONTFIX.
Summary: [RFE] Provide estimated time remaining in (hh:)mm:ss format. → Provide estimated time remaining in (hh:)mm:ss format.

Comment 4

15 years ago
WONTFIX
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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