Change the green progress color in the Lightroom Icon to something else when it builds previews.

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When importing images Lr shows its progress when users are not using the program by the green shading covering the square Lr logo on the bottom of a users page (see pic below)

But what actually happens is the green moves across the box twice; once for the copying over of the images, then once for the building of the previews (if requested)

Wouldn't it be helpful if the two tasks were shown in different colours (make the second task blue say?) because if you have more than one card to import for example you want to swap it over as soon as the copying activity is done, because Lr doesn't seem to need the card in to generate previews.

It's only a small tweak, but would make it easier & quicker to import files and give users a better sense of overall progress....

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I am pretty sure the green is defined in Windows not LR, since other progress-bars on other icons are exactly the same color.

What Adobe could do would be to combine progress steps all in one 0-100% progress indication, maybe 50% import, 50% previews (or another ratio for each sub step if there are other than two steps) involved. Maybe the first 50% would go faster or slower than the 2nd 50% but it would be good enough to tell how far things were along.