Ability to change the Waking Up/Preparing screen

It would be great if we were able to change the waking up/preparing screen as the project starts up.

More specifically to one made by the user.

YES PLEASE, I’m out of votes :frowning::sob:

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Well this restarting project for users/visitors will make them think whether their internet is slow or the server is abandoned. So i would suggest you to keep an option to enable or disable the “restarting server” message for visitors, so this confusion don’t arise

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Hey there,

Nice suggestion!
Even so, I don’t think that “Restarting Project” signifies that the user’s network is slow and thus, the app is being restarted.
It would have perhaps, been changed it to “Your Network Connection is slow,” if that was the case.
And yes, I agree, they should probably add an additional line containing as to why the Glitch app was restarted in the first place. For instance, “Restarting project due to inactivity.”

Keep Glitching!

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Well I agree with what you!

But not everyone in the world will read whats been the problem when they see some error message, they will just quit surfing.
What I’m proposing is instead of having restarting server quote just leave the page blank until the server loads up then the user might think there might be some connectivity issue and might wait.

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Hey @rajeevkrao, thanks for the suggestion! This seems pretty close to Ability to change the Waking Up/Preparing screen, so I’m going to merge the two topics. Please feel free to add your vote there as well!

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@cori and when can we expect to get this thing implemented

Hi @rajeevkrao I’m afraid I can’t provide any sort of timeline on this. It’s not something we’re actively working on and our roadmap is pretty full right now, so it’ll probably be a while before we get to it, assuming we choose to work on it at all.

That’s not to say that it’s not a good suggestion; we’re just a small team and have to prioritize what we work on.

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I guess you or your team should prioritize this for having 19 votes for this thread

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maybe put something in glitch.json
like
“startupScreen”:“loading.html”
but you would have to inject the script to check if the server is ready,
or the template must include script src = “glitch.com/somethinglike/checkload.js

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Hi @cori. Is there any possibility of this feature arriving anytime soon, or is the roadmap still full?

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This kinda feature would be quite good if implemented properly, honestly I don’t think users should be given control over the html, but maybe the ability to have their own logo along side of Glitchs and a little custom blurb of text.

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Hey, @support_staff. I’m wondering if your considering adding this feature since its the most voted feature and this thread is over 1 year old. It would be really cool to allow custom loading screens or some way to customise it. (e.g remove the drag mouse to draw lines as its annoying)

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ya know what, i agree, we need this

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I think I have a solution:

  1. Make a very simple server script which starts very quick
  2. Make this script start the main application and show the Loading screen
  3. Stop listening on port and let the main app work when the main application is ready

It won’t prevent Glitch from showing ‘Preparing’ screen which tells that node packages are being installed, but as a workaround it might be the good solution.

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Okay, I outta votes but here’s something: should I ping @support_staff? Oh wait, I’ve already pinged them!

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Hi! Glad you asked!

The Support team regularly collects and shares data about what issues are being brought up in the forum and which feature ideas are getting the most votes. So thanks for voting! This data is shared with the team.

Right now, we’ve got a whole bunch of projects on our roadmap that we are working on. If we decide to take this up, I’ll let you know!

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Since Glitch projects sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity, when you enter the page (project I’m working on: https://libr.glitch.me) you face the Loading... screen. The only issue is that it doesn’t fit your website what-so-ever. Is there anyway to change it or is this comming soon. If there is no way to change it then I hope it will become a feature. ;D

(If I made any grammar/punctuational mistakes then please don’t complain)

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When you say ‘it doesn’t fit your website’ do you mean your own site as opposed to ours? We’re working at the moment on a more neutral design for the loading screen. We don’t have plans to make it user-configurable, but if we did it’d likely be a paid-for feature down the line.

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I mean user-made website’s. Not Glitch’s website.

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