Safari blue loading bar appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Warbitrary, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Warbitrary macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2009
    Montréal, Canada
    In Safari 5, the blue loading bar is back! I am overjoyed! :D

    It's a little wierd to get that exited about a UI change, but I feel like I'm reuniting with a long lost friend.

    Rationally, I think I like the blue bar because when a page finishes to load, the whole address bar turns from blue to white, a very noticeable signal. I often start reading while the page loads, so the blue-to-white "flash" is easily registered by my peripheral vision.

    Safari 4's purple/gray rectangle was much harder to notice, causing me to shift my focus between the content and the address bar. Now, I can concentrate on the content and let my peripheral vision tell me when the loading is done. Much more relaxing.

    Why do you the blue bar? Discuss.
  2. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    I think it's more noticeable having a blue bar rather than the small loading box in Safari 4. You can see more easily that a page is loading. It's neat.
  3. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I like to see the progress of the page rendering if there is any progress. Rather than just a little box saying "Processing" (I think that's what Safari 4 said, I put it clean out of my memory)

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