Popup “spinner” style apex:actionStatus

Has anyone been able to make the apex:actionStatus tag display in the popup spinner style, like this:

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It should render center of screen, perhaps with a masking effect.

If I’m not mistken, the extJS framework has a popup control that might do the trick.


Here’s one such example:

public class loadingSpinnerCtrl {
    public void spin() {
        long now = datetime.now().gettime();
        while(datetime.now().gettime()-now<5000); // Busy loop for 5000 ms


<apex:page controller="loadingSpinnerCtrl">
    <apex:form id="form">
        <apex:commandButton action="{!spin}" value="Show Spinner" rerender="form" status="status" />
        <apex:actionStatus id="status">
            <apex:facet name="start">
            <div style="position: fixed; top: 0; left: 0; right: 0; bottom: 0; opacity: 0.75; z-index: 1000; background-color: black;">
            <div style="position: fixed; left: 0; top: 0; bottom: 0; right: 0; z-index: 1001; margin: 30% 50%">
                <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Cursor_Windows_Vista.gif" />

Feel free to adjust CSS as you like. Works in my developer org.

Edit: Moved margin up by 20%. Now much closer to center of screen.

Source : Link , Question Author : Swisher Sweet , Answer Author : sfdcfox

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