[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 19925] New: Stuck cursor until mouse moves; result is poor percieved performance

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Mon Jul 7 07:35:24 PDT 2008


           Summary: Stuck cursor until mouse moves; result is poor percieved
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 526+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: Macintosh Intel
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.5
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: CSS
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: matt11ag-webkitbugs at yahoo.com

The mouse cursor style is stuck showing the old style until the user moves the

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make a page like the attached one where the cursor changes on the body style
(I will attach one to this bug).
2. In response to a user action set the cursor to a wait cursor.
3. After a setTimeout call (e.g. to simulate an XmlHttpRequest callback) set
the cursor to something else other than a wait cursor.
4. Notice that the mouse cursor is still stuck using "wait" unless you move the

Expected Results:
The cursor should have changed when the cursor was set to something other than
the "wait" cursor.

Actual Results:
The cursor stayed using the "wait" cursor.

A user can see the updated cursor but they must think to move their mouse
cursor for this to happen. The usability problem with this is that users will
not know to move the mouse (or when to move the mouse) once the callback has
occurred and would then be tricked into waiting longer than necessary and thus
thinking the browser is incredibly slow.

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