[Kde-accessibility] System Bell

Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting at kde.org
Mon Jan 5 17:03:46 UTC 2015


I agree that it's probably not used anymore. However I don't think the
subscribers to the kde-accessibility list are very many. Maybe send the
same mail to kde-devel at kde.org or something to get a wider audience? I like
the idea of making these things use real notifications as Peter suggested
though also.


On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 7:56 AM, Peter Grasch <peter at grasch.net> wrote:

> Hey,
> > Being primarily a GNOME/MATE screen reader user, I may be way off base
> here, but there are some cases where I still hear a system bell, which is
> generally replaced by a sound when using Pulseaudio.
> The very fact that the actual system bell is “generally replaced” means
> we’re talking about something better suited for a “normal” notification.
> The examples you mentioned are good indicators: There is no upside (that I
> can see) for these being system bell events instead of notifications.
> However, there is the big downside of having to maintain a completely
> different means of notification delivery.
> > I can see where a visual system bell replacement would be important to
> deaf users in the same way, although they are probably better able to see
> cursors and such. Still, there are some bell alerts that may not be
> immediately apparent without some sort of visual feedback.
> If the events that are now system bell events would become notifications,
> then they can easily have visual component as well. Actually the very fact
> of moving them to the notification system means that they can then be
> configured through the usual notification settings.
> All in all: Big +1 on Frederik’s proposal.
> Best regards,
> Peter
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