Safari 4 Loading PINWHEEL vs. Safari 3 Loading BAR

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  1. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I don't know about you guys, but I much preferred the loading BAR in Safari 3 to the loading PINWHEEL in Safari 4.

    Anyway, which do you guys prefer?
    - Loading Bar
    - Spinning Pinwheel
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Honestly, doesn't make any difference to me
    I rarely pay attention to either

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  3. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I hated the pinwheel at first, but now I've gotten used to it, so I don't really care.
     
  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Where's the "I don't care" option? I honestly don't care, so I guess I'll select the pinwheel option.
     
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    The bar shows progress; the wheel just spins...
     
  7. The Californian thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Exactly.
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    its just an avatar, existed since ancient times, mosaic, netscape, where a star shower keeps animating at upper right corner. Or just check my avatar to the left of this post. :)
     
  9. The Californian thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yah, I remember the Netscape one and the other old avatar animations but I thought the progress bar was an advancement... The spinning wheel seems to be a step back.
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    no, progress bar is also as old as netscape.

    the unique thing about the safari, if there is any, is its combination of progress bar and urlbar.
     
  11. The Californian thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yah, IE has had a progress bar forever too. I think the integration of the progress bar and URL bar combo but Safari 4 has not progress bar at all.
     
  12. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I liked the bar back when my service was sketchy so I could tell when the connection was stuck. But now I really don't care, I just want the stop button back.
     
  13. Melrose macrumors 604

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    I just used a Terminal entry to set Safari 4 to use the loading bar, so technically I don't know which of your option is true.

    It doesn't really matter..
     
  14. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

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    the pinwheel (and the resizing of the tabs, while we're at it) pisses me off!
     
  15. Aniday macrumors regular

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    In my experience Safari 4 is so fast it doesn't need a loading bar. The wheel is just fine.
     
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