So one recent addition that I’ve been enjoying is the pie-chart progress for downloads. For example, this:
I currently do a similar progress type of use case with browserAction.setIcon() by dynamically creating an SVG icon. The gray bar on the bottom is a progress bar:
Currently, it is choppy. This behavior was raised as a bug, and was closed 3 years ago as a WONTFIX in part because:
Animated icons, in general, tend to be abused by extension developers as an attention-grabbing mechanism, leading to poor user experiences.
Is there any chance Mozilla might reconsider a mechanism for smooth animations here so we too can make spifty progress indicators like Firefox now does? It’d be great if my progress indicator could be on parity with the download indicator that is right next to it.