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automatic update countdown

Unread post by person45 » 2020-12-19, 16:46

How about a ticker alert at the top of the pale moon window that warns, "Pale Moon must install a critical update. Please save your work. Pale Moon will restart in 5 minutes."? A small timer can go down to 0 from 5:00.

1. This is less intrusive than the current pop-up window.

2. This installs important patches very quickly.

3. This gives the user enough time to prepare.

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Re: automatic update countdown

Unread post by New Tobin Paradigm » 2020-12-19, 17:09

So you're gonna spam the forum until you get what you want? Do you really think that is gonna work and not result in consequences?

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Re: automatic update countdown

Unread post by person45 » 2020-12-19, 17:21

Sorry, the other topic was closed, and I couldn't reply there. I thought a new topic would qualify as a new request.

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Re: automatic update countdown

Unread post by vannilla » 2020-12-19, 17:27

Sounds more bothersome than clicking a pop-up window once in a while, to be honest.

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Re: automatic update countdown

Unread post by ron_1 » 2020-12-19, 18:24

person45 wrote:
2020-12-19, 16:46
How about a ticker alert at the top of the pale moon window that warns, "Pale Moon must install a critical update. Please save your work. Pale Moon will restart in 5 minutes."? A small timer can go down to 0 from 5:00.
Did you think about the very real possibility that a person could be away from the computer during those 5 minutes? Getting up to make a pot of coffee, taking a bathroom break, etc.? If that were to happen (and it would eventually) then anything else a person had done (i.e., like filling out some kind of text field in the browser) would be lost.
person45 wrote:
2020-12-19, 17:21
I thought a new topic would qualify as a new request.
That's the problem, it's not. It's the old request with just new details.

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Re: automatic update countdown

Unread post by Isengrim » 2020-12-19, 18:34

I can see preferring a notification bar at the top rather than a popup, but an automatic restart doomsday countdown is extremely user-hostile and is very bad practice, no matter how much Microsoft or anyone else tries to normalize it.

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Re: automatic update countdown

Unread post by Moonchild » 2020-12-19, 21:32

No.
Just no.
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