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Show loading indicator when loading the full image
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As a user, I can see ananimated cursor when enlarging images, so that I can tell that the image is loading in the background.

Right now, I can't tell if my click was registered, and sometimes wait several seconds before the original image appears.

Acceptance Criteria

  • After clicking, the image area becomes darkened (75%) and a loading indicator is shown on top of it.
  • The above elements should disappear once the file is displayed or when the user goes back to the media viewer.

Design notes

An animated example of the loading indicator view patchset ) which can be worth reusing.

A mockup showing it in context:

The whole animation:

See also:

Event Timeline

MingleTerminator raised the priority of this task from to High.Dec 8 2014, 7:19 PM
In mingle on 2014-10-01 at 15:57:45, @Pginer-WMF wrote:

We may want to consider a loading indicator over the image, with an option to cancel (that could help users with slow connections). The latest maybe achieved with a "back" action, but I'm not sure if technically it is feasible.

In mingle on 2014-10-01 at 19:15:27, @Tgr wrote:

Trying to navigate when the browser is already unloading the document is scary stuff, I wouldn't rely on it working in any consistent manner.

In mingle on 2014-10-14 at 11:08:32, @Pginer-WMF wrote:

Ok, then we cannot undo if waiting takes too long. If we solve #4276 , that would not be a big problem since we would avoid huge images.

In mingle on 2014-10-14 at 11:10:11, @Pginer-WMF wrote:

(I mean #933 in the comment below)

Tgr lowered the priority of this task from High to Medium.Dec 11 2014, 12:45 AM

Lowering priority as we do not plan to work on this anytime soon.

Krinkle renamed this task from Show loading indicator when enlarging images to Show loading indicator when loading the full image.Aug 25 2015, 4:34 AM
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Jdforrester-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Backlog on the Multimedia board.Sep 4 2015, 6:28 PM

Mass-removing the Multimedia tag from MediaViewer tasks, as this is now being worked on by the Reading department, not Editing's Multimedia team.

Jdlrobson lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Lowest.Feb 2 2016, 6:15 PM
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simon04 moved this task from Backlog to Design on the MediaViewer board.Jun 10 2019, 7:22 AM