Feature request #21238

Windows Taskbar Progress Overlay

Added by Peter Perkins 11 months ago.

Status:Open
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:GUI
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:29056

Description

When processing large amounts of data QIGS sometimes registers as "Not Responding" by Windows task manager, even though it technically is still processing in the background. Microsoft and others (links below) have some information regarding adding an overlay to the icon in the taskbar that can display a programs numerical progress. Although somewhat of a novelty, it would be nice to be able to have a numeric valuation of the progress of an operation.

The last image attached (comparison) is the prime example of this request. I am processing ~400,000 features (calculating the distances to another single feature). Windows is advising QGIS is "Not Responding" however the CPU usage is hovering around 24% and every hour or so the icon in the task bar increases ever so slightly (1 pixel in the comparison image).

References:
Microsoft: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.windows.shell.taskbariteminfo.overlay?view=netframework-4.7.2
Blogspot: http://svetoslavsavov.blogspot.com/2010/02/

Extra: In the event this completed, adding additional information such as; (1) elapsed time and (2) estimated time remaining.

graphical_progressBar.PNG - example feature solution (58.2 KB) Peter Perkins, 2019-02-11 08:27 PM

microsoft_graphical_overlay.PNG - example image from Microsoft (29.1 KB) Peter Perkins, 2019-02-11 08:27 PM

comparison.PNG - current QGIS taskbar progress indication example (1 px) (1.75 MB) Peter Perkins, 2019-02-11 08:27 PM

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