A page load alert can be a useful implementation to have when installing new software or navigating websites on a computer system. These optional tools greatly improve the ease with which a user can operate a personal computer and generally work to improve the user experience by both savvy and novice computer users and Internet surfers.
There are many different formats used when alerts such as these are needed. One of the most common is the box that immediately appears the moment you insert an installation disc. This box will give you useful prompts and tips on how to successfully install the software. In addition to this, it will also provide helpful alerts that let the user know when further prompts are required, such as clicking "next" to progress with installation.
These are most useful for users who have limited or no experience with computers. Another common page load alert refers to Internet security options. These alerts automatically open when navigating to an unsecured website. In order for these to be most effective, an anti-virus or safeguard program must already be in use. These programs will filter all websites that are used and generate notifications if a user is about to navigate to a site that may not be secure. These alerts will advise of the dangers and then give the option of continuing on to the page or not.
Although this can be a useful implementation when going to new sites, these alerts may not always be completely accurate. Some websites that are secure may still be flagged while others that are not secure may not be recognized as a possible danger. These are called false positives. For the use of this type of page load alert, a conservative system security might be recommended for the assurance of the user.
One of the last and most widely used page load alerts is the time estimator. These alerts are usually found when downloading files to a system. They will display a bar with the percentage of a download that has been completed. Most of these also implement a time estimator that shows the rate of the transition as well as the time that it will take to be complete. These types of alerts generally come with the option to run in the background of the computer so as to allow the user to continue with other tasks at the same time as the download.
All of these page load alerts variations have at least one thing in common.