RFC on default settings

David Faure faure at kde.org
Sun Dec 21 10:39:28 GMT 2003

On Sunday 21 December 2003 11:07, George Staikos wrote:
> On Sunday 21 December 2003 05:00, David Faure wrote:
> > >    Visual is bad because beeps are often used to indicate when actions
> > > are completed as well (such as a file transfer).  If you aren't looking
> > > at konsole, you'll never know.
> >
> > That is not true. A bell appears in konsole's tab, so you can notice it
> > even afterwards.
>   Which requires you to........  look at it.

Yes, which you'll do at some point (you said "never").

> > I really prefer visual notifications over sound notifications. In an office
>   One of the first things I do is turn off all sounds.  However on my desktop 
> I enable beeps in konsole.  On my laptop I don't.  On my laptop I constantly 
> miss konsole events, whereas on my desktop I do not.  Actually I never notice 
> the visual change even when I'm working in konsole at the time.  I have 
> somehow mentally tuned it out, which is not good.

Even with the passive popup appearing? Then I can only recommend new eyes :)
... or turning on the beeps, if we decide to turn them off by default.
Oh well I won't convince you, I guess :)

David FAURE, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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