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Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by blue&whiteman, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

    blue&whiteman

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    in the panther mail app when I first open it brings up 2 lines of text just under all the icons but they come and go so fast that its hard to read even 1 word. its not the "checking email" or "sending password" stuff because that comes up after and is up long enough to read. I have kinda been wondering this for a while. why even bother showing text at all if its for half a second??

    anyone know exactly what it says?
     
  2. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Does it say something like "indexing: your messages" ? I usually get that when I open it, and it usually has titles of the messages I last looked at or received.
     
  3. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a

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    It goes something like "opening mailbox...", "indexing messages...", "getting messages; 34 of 374..." Basically progress messages.

    Your computer is just too damn fast!
     
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    for troubleshooting purposes. most people when fixing computer problems prefer software to give them feedback. also i would say most users would prefer to see the computer doing something while they wait. more importantly just imagine, someone checking mail and had to wait awhile because of a slow network connection. if the end-user was using mail and was checking and waiting, but the software provide no feedback. that would envoke the end-user to convey all sorts unwanted reaction because it doesn't know what the software is doing.
     
  5. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    good point. It was actually helpful when my mom was unable to receive mail, at least I knew it was doing something. :rolleyes:
     
  6. blue&whiteman thread starter macrumors 65816

    blue&whiteman

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    thanks for the replies. its frustrating when your computer gives you info but doesn't show it long enough to read.
     

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