What do you call the little blue dot that moves back and forth on the tab tab?
What do you call the little blue dot that moves back and forth on the tab tab while Firefox is displaying "Transferring data from (website)" ?
"Loading indicator" :).Read this answer in context 👍 1
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"Loading indicator" :).
That sounds as good as any. "Spinner" didn't seem right, and is too ambiguous. Thanks @TyDraniu!
Note that you can create a new Number pref on the about:config page to change the moving loading indicator to an hourglass.
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.
Firefox 63+ has support for "@media (prefers-reduced-motion)" and you can create a new Number pref named ui.prefersReducedMotion on the about:config page to enable or block some animations. In Firefox 78+ this includes the location bar breakout. In Firefox 80+ this replaces the tab loading indicator with an hourglass.
- set the value to 1 if you want to block animations
ui.prefersReducedMotion = 1
- set its value to 0 if you want to see animations
ui.prefersReducedMotion = 0