I have a view with some exposed filters in a block; it uses AJAX and the auto-submit feature so the view is re-loaded as soon as a filter option is changed.
In the short delay between selecting an option and the view being re-loaded, the familiar blue AJAX throbber is shown somewhere at the bottom of the form (I think where the hidden submit button is currently located).
I know I can customise this image by overriding the CSS for the throbber element, but I'd prefer not to use it at all.
What I'd much rather do is temporarily fade out the exposed filter form (and ideally the main view as well), using a jQuery animation. They would then fade back in when the AJAX call is complete.
Failing that, I'd like to use the same method that the Views UI module uses when it's updating, namely placing this icon in the middle of the page:
As that is already built in I just assumed there would be a setting somewhere to change the style/location of this loading behaviour; no such luck though.
How do I implement either of these methods?
I'm using Drupal 7 with Views 7.x-3.3.