This post originally appeared on the Netscape Blog.
What is the biggest feature lacked by Web browsers today? Security? No. Advanced privacy settings? Not even close. Full-size 24×24 activity indicators? Absolutely.
For Netscape 9, we’ve brought back the big throbber from days of old and stuck it right on the end of the toolbar – Bam! (Throbber 9.0 is not content to hide up at the end of the menubar.) So say goodbye to squinting to see if your page is still loading; this bad boy is 576 pixels of in-your-face load-status animation.