The loading spinner animation graphic is not smooth (too few frames in the animated png)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
5 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: jaws, Unassigned)

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ARM
Android
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The loading spinner in fennec isn't smooth compared to the desktop spinner. I think the mobile spinner may have less frames and so it appears to have more jumps between the steps.

We could probably double the framecount without taking too large of a filesize hit.
We intentionally removed these because the higher res throbber caused a measurable increase in cpu use and longer page load times. This is wontfx unless we have a way to fix that.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Is there another loading indicator design that would inherently require less frames? Maybe three small circles that alternate being lit?
There is talk of removing the throbber completely; bug 853844.
We could look at alternate ways to "render" a throbber, or choose an entirely different visual indicator. The current throbber requires a certain FPS level to look good. Other approaches might not require a minimum FPS to look good, like a progress bar. That said, a progress bar has entirely different issues.
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