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Very Long Process - Do you know that long-running processes should show a coffee cup?
  v1.0 Posted at 27/11/2012 2:06 PM by Rebecca Liu

If you are unable to show a progress bar, you should still indicate that it may take be a long process. For example, if installation takes more than 5 minutes, let your users know so they can get on with something else:

An unknown length of time
Figure: Bad example - An unknown length of time. So let them know
The coffee cup tells the user that they will be here a while
Figure: Good example – The coffee cup tells the user that they will be here a while

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