Re: default panel configuration

Okay.  This way one could choose which icons you do or do not want.
That makes sense as a person who understands what applets do for me.
I'm assuming this behavior will be an option somewheree as well.

As a slight digression we should minimize, as a goal, the number of
questions the desktop puts to the users.  I had the opportunity to
watch my family interact with their computer over Christmas break
and I find that any kind of question even familiar ones are greeted
with fear.  Fear that they would answer the question wrong and
mess up their desktop.  You'd think that they were taking an exam
with the amount of care they put into the question.  (Disclaimer:
I haven't read any of the HIG papers , this is maybe obvious. ;-)

Obviously in this instance, the above probably doesn't apply as
it's an feature for advanced features but it seems simpler to
remove the notification applet if you don't want notification than
to add a set of gui stuff to interact with the user to manage your
notification area.  *shrug*

Just my two cents.


On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 07:40:27PM -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 19:29, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 09:26:19PM +0000, iain wrote:
> > > man, 2003-01-06 kl. 20:48 skrev Mark McLoughlin:
> > > 
> > > > 	Yes, but I think most users will be confused with an empty grab handle
> > > > on the panel - that's why I don't want it there by default. Maybe that's
> > > > more a bug with the applet rather than a reason to not have it there by
> > > > default, though ...
> > > 
> > > Might be nice if it's automatically added or at least pops up a dialog
> > > saying "This program wants to add an icon to the panel notification area
> > > which you don't have on your panel. Would you like to add it now? [Yes,
> > > add the panel notification area] [NO PISS OFF AND NEVER TELL ME AGAIN]"
> > > 
> > > or something to that effect.
> > > 
> > 
> > I apologize if I'm being dense but where would this be useful to
> > not allow a an icon on the notification area?  Couldn't they have
> > just turned that off on some option on the application? (ie gaim
> > for instance has this)
> I believe he meant that only if you do not have the notification area, a
> dialog should pop up asking if you want to place one on your panel.  It
> shouldn't automatically just do this, because you might not want one at
> all - and it could be a real pain if you have to disable the option in
> every app that offers one.
> > 
> > I'm going by the idea that the notification area is a lot like
> > windows.
> > 
> > sri
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