Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2007, 02:30 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft
Posts: 61

Rep: Reputation: 15
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
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Linux Mint 17, Debian 8
Posts: 7,863

Rep: Reputation: 311Reputation: 311Reputation: 311Reputation: 311
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?

Steve Stites
Old 12-31-2007, 08:33 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,149

Rep: Reputation: 235Reputation: 235Reputation: 235
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
Registered: Jun 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft
Posts: 61

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
No, there doesn't seem to be any indication that an application is loading beyond the HD light flickering.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
kde - launch feedback in ksmoothdock dive Linux - Software 0 06-18-2007 10:58 PM
Kde Control panel not standard in Pardus. Launch Feedback Manual, how? Normal Linux - Desktop 1 01-16-2007 11:13 PM
Icons and launch feedback with KDE doctorwebbox Linux - Software 1 08-11-2004 02:30 PM
Gnome 1.4 and launch feedback berry Linux - General 2 05-01-2002 03:14 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration