Windows 10: What's the official name for spinning dots... and other curiosities?

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       17 Jan 2018 #11

    unb0b said: View Post
    I was trying to imagine what physical entity this might represent. Best I could come up with was frictionless falling balls on a möbius strip. Which is not quite right. But I like it anyway. FFBoaMS /fboʊmz/

    Actually the dots look a bit like something you'd see in a wheel bearing if you removed the race.
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1803 (OS Build: 17134.81)
       17 Jan 2018 #12

    legacy7955 said: View Post
    Actually the dots look a bit like something you'd see in a wheel bearing if you removed the race.
    Yes, I've seen wheel bearings just as you describe, and, most often, the wheel and hub still contained the race. . . . lol

    I've been reading about these "objects" for a long time, and. . .
    I believe the "spinning dots" represent the actualization of a property, heretofor, considered impossible. . .

    Perpetual motion is motion of bodies that continues indefinitely.[ref]


    KCR. . . lol
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  3.    17 Jan 2018 #13

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    Those beautiful circling/spinning dots, I waited almost 3 months to get them back :)
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    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 1803 (OS Build: 17134.81)
       17 Jan 2018 #14

    bordi said: View Post
    Those beautiful circling/spinning dots, I waited almost 3 months to get them back :)
    OMG. . . they're entangled ! . Click image for larger version. 

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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1803 - 17134.5 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       17 Jan 2018 #15


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  6.    17 Jan 2018 #16

    In my last job, we used to call the blue ring one the "Blue spinning teething ring of doom" .
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  7.    17 Jan 2018 #17

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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       17 Jan 2018 #18

    The circle implies, that it will go in never ending circles. ​I miss the loading bar.

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    Anyway, if I miss it too much, I can always play this Loading Screen Simulator on Steam. :)
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  •    17 Jan 2018 #19

    You guys (a) have way too much free time, and (b) are onto something in wanting a standardized vocabulary to talk about these screen widgets. And FWIW, since I have a smidgeon of free time myself, I like "spinning balls" a lot better than "Throbber!"
    --Ed--
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  •    17 Jan 2018 #20

    Time waster meter ??
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