Mail (the email client for Windows 10), has a loading bar for pasting text.

Someone saw that pasting text takes a long time, and instead of thinking 'OMG, we pasted text in the 80's without a problem', they decided to write a loading animation in, so that people would understand the paste is coming.

This is beyond parody.


@malin not sure howbit works on Windows, but pasting can be quite complex. For example, in Wayland, the copied stuff is still stored by the program from which you copied it, and the "actual clipboard" only contains a reference to it. So when you copy from program A and paste to B, program B asks program A to send the clipboard content in one of the formats B supports, and waits for A to respond with the content

Of course this is no excuse for pasting to take so much time.

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