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Old 12-31-2007, 02:30 AM   #1
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General launch feedback

I installed an ancient PC with Ubuntu Gutsy for my aging mother which she gets along with swimmingly well for the most part. A small annoyance is the lack of a splash screen on most applications - or launch notification of any kind. My mother will then think nothing is happening and click the same icon again opening multiple instances in some cases. Is there some sort of plugin/app which pops-up a general splash screen? I seem to remember KDE with a bouncy icon.

My mother uses XFCE for speed.
Old 12-31-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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Every desktop that I have seen changes the shape of the mouse pointer for a set amount of time when you click on an icon. Doesn't your mother's mouse pointer change?

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Old 12-31-2007, 08:33 PM   #3
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Perhaps some education that not all applications use or need a splash screen is due on your part. Splash screens are overrated and a waste of space anyways..
Old 01-01-2008, 04:56 AM   #4
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No, there doesn't seem to be any indication that an application is loading beyond the HD light flickering.


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