Wed, 18 Jun 2003
The monotonically decreasing blues

Actually it's the lack of monotonic decreasiness that's annoying. The subject is progress bars - particularily installers, but also downloads.

I'm sure it seemed like a good idea to put an estimate of remaining time just below the bar. But please, people, think of the users. The numbers should not increase. No. No.

Also, the numbers should bear some relation to reality. It's just bloody annoying to see "Time remaining: Less than one minute" for over 15 minutes.

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