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Easy and Accurate GUI Progress Bars

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032463D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Improving the accuracy of GUI Progress bars traditionally involves a lot of effort to work out the steps that the progress bar covers and also the length of duration of each step. This idea solves the problem in two ways. Firstly by having a learning phase where the progress bar learns and records how long events take scoped to a particular hardware configuration, and secondly having a feedback mechanism during standard use so that the toolbar and adjust percentage complete based on the recorded data and the how long events are currently taking.