I’ve been using chrome / chromium a bit lately, and at one point I noticed the rotating “busy” arc change direction.
I never noticed it before, so I decided to investigate.
Turns out the arc goes anti-clockwise while searching for the website… and once found and the website is being downloaded, the arc spins clockwise.
I like it when browsers (and other software) do things efficiently… In this case, the space used to display the websites favicon, is also used to display 2 different busy signals.
Its similar to maxthon (google: take note): the refresh and stop buttons are merged, as you don’t need both at the same time. While a page is loading, you see the stop button. Once the page has loaded, then the button changes into the refresh button.
Maybe one day, someone will design an OS that will just as efficient.