Here's the scenario: The user is on a screen where they are able to change several settings. Any changes in the UI are immediately committed (there's no edit/save interaction).
The question: One of these settings is to choose a logging level from a set of options. What's the best way to represent to the user these options? We currently have a drop-down, but the interaction doesn't make it clear that something is changing in the back end.
Also of note: This is not a web site. This is for enterprise software.