Show LoadingSpinner only after some duration

I read somewhere, if there’s frequent updates to something and you have a loading indicator show up every time for 0.1 seconds, it might be really distracting.

Here, I implemented something that makes the spinner show up only if some duration threshold has been exceeded

import asyncio
import panel as pn

async def long_running_task():
    # Simulate a long-running task
    await asyncio.sleep(4)
    return "Task completed!"

async def run_task(clicked,):
    if not clicked:

    task = asyncio.create_task(long_running_task())

    # only show the spinner 0.5 seconds after
    duration_threshold = 0.5
    start = asyncio.get_event_loop().time()
    while not task.done():
        duration = asyncio.get_event_loop().time() - start
        if duration > duration_threshold:
            yield pn.indicators.LoadingSpinner(value=True, name="Loading...")
        await asyncio.sleep(0.05)

    await task
    yield task.result()

run = pn.widgets.Button(name="Run Task")
result = pn.bind(run_task, run)
row = pn.Row(run, result)

Initially I have it at 4 seconds so spinner shows; after, I change it to 0.25 seconds so spinner doesn’t show (11)

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