Closed Bug 90134 Opened 23 years ago Closed 21 years ago

Download progress window gives too much feedback

Categories

(Core Graveyard :: File Handling, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED WONTFIX
Future

People

(Reporter: hwaara, Assigned: neil)

References

Details

The download window gives me too much feedback. It's just confusing, and more
than I need.

To simplify it, I suggest remove the Elapsed Time row and possibly the Saving
From row.
The "Saving From" is rather useful to grab an url for a download manager (like
getright or gtm) when downloads are not started by clicking on a link (try to
download sun's jdk for an example) or redirected by a cgi
Depends on: 67216
I like all of the fields that are available.. when I first saw the new 
additions I was very pleased because previous versions did not have all of the 
info that I wanted.  Recommend WONTFIX/INVALID.  Or maybe a checkbox for 
more/less info.  Too much info is a good thing.  Not enough is bad.
Blocks: 78106
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Download window gives me too much feedback → Download progress window gives me too much feedback
Too much info is not a good thing, it makes a dialog/app less usable and also
makes it look harder than it have to be.

I doubt the majority of our users care about Elapsed Time.
Maybe there could be a button or something to switch between simple and advanced
details. I'm sure one of MPT's ASCII-art masterpieces showed an option like this.
Whatever happens, I don't want any of the current options removed. I love having
all the information -- the more the better.

IF we want a simplified window with a disclosure widget for the more detail
information, then that should be a persistent setting.
Summary: Download progress window gives me too much feedback → Download progress window gives hwaara too much feedback
Whiteboard: WONTFIX?
Summary: Download progress window gives hwaara too much feedback → Download progress window gives too much feedback
-> law
Assignee: pchen → law
Targetting for FUTURE as there's no consensus and all made moot anyway by the 
proposed Download Manager (bug 102477).
Target Milestone: --- → Future
spam: over to File Handling.
Component: XP Apps → File Handling
adding self to cc list
QA Contact: sairuh → petersen
How can a line saying where the file you're download is be confusing?

I wouldn't want to fix it in the least.
Assignee: law → neil.parkwaycc.co.uk
Whiteboard: WONTFIX? → WONTFIX++(or morph to provide disclosure widget and fight over what to disclose)
I think that anyone who wants a compact UI can use the download manager.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 21 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Whiteboard: WONTFIX++(or morph to provide disclosure widget and fight over what to disclose)
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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