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Do you have the time taken in the status bar?

Last updated by MattGoldman over 3 years ago.See history

This feature is Particularly important if the user runs a semi-long task (e.g.30 seconds) once a day. Only at the end of the long process can they know the particular amount of time, if the time taken dialog is shown after the finish. If the status bar contains the time taken and the progress bar contains the progress percentage, they can evaluate how long it will take according to the time taken and percentage. Then they can switch to other work or go get a cup of coffee.

Also a developer, you can use it to know if a piece of code you have modified has increased the performance of the task or hindered it.

TimeTaken Bad
Figure: Bad example - popup dialog at the end of a long process

TimeTaken Good
Figure: Good example - show time taken in the status bar

Adam Cogan
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