Gadget configuration - hourglass and help messages in UserPref


I'm developing a gadget under Jira. Now that it works quite good, I'd like to improve the user experience. I did some research but didn't found:

1) is it possible to add an hourglass or something pretty to my gadget while it is loading? (it doesn't take lots of time, about half a second but it would be prettier with an UI for that part...)

2) is it possible to add some help messages under the fields in the userprefs (you know, the tags like <UserPref name="bla" datatype="string" display_name="bla" />) ? The display name is not enough to be clear about the meaning of a field...

Thank you!

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Ok, both comes out of the box when using the Jira-like style of gadget definition:

&lt;Require feature="views"/&gt;
&lt;UserPref name="xxx" datatype="hidden" default_value="xxx"/&gt;
&lt;UserPref name="isConfigured" datatype="hidden" default_value="false"/&gt;
&lt;script type="text/javascript"&gt;
  (function() {
        baseUrl: "__ATLASSIAN_BASE_URL__",
        useOauth: "/rest/gadget/1.0/currentUser",
        config: {
          descriptor: function (args) {
            return {
              theme: "gdt",
              fields: [{
                userpref: "xxx",
                label: 'My Xxx',
                description: 'blabla',
                type: "textinput",
                value: gadget.getPref("xxx")
        view: {
          onResizeAdjustHeight: true,
          enableReload: true,
          template: function(args) {
              var gadget = this;

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