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Attention to detail

Updated on November 17, 2023
By Pete Freitag

safari download progress icon I noticed something new today on my Mac. When you download a file with Safari, the icon for the new file has a progress bar that updates as it downloads.

After seeing this feature that many people like myself have probably never even noticed before, I thought wow, Apple really does pay close attention to detail. This is perhaps one of the reasons for their success.

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Attention to detail was first published on January 23, 2006.

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In Linux, I have also noticed lots of similar effects and felt the same feelings :)
by Hüseyin Tüfekçilerli on 01/23/2006 at 3:14:57 PM UTC

> so to have an animation of something I'll never look at is a waste of my processor.

You must be referring to Window's animated 'copying' dialog box! ;-)

Pete, I've noticed a similar display in the dock with application icons showing the progress too. Nice.
by djw on 01/23/2006 at 8:18:44 PM UTC
If my memory serves Microsoft IE for Mac version 3 or 4 first introduced the idea of updating the icon to show down.load progress.
by Lee Joramo on 01/24/2006 at 8:37:31 AM UTC
I want this machine, I hope this year get Apple Mac Pro Intel based notebook ;)
by Jauhari on 01/26/2006 at 6:49:46 PM UTC