[PATCH] Support for title in notifications

Sebastian K├╝gler sebas at kde.org
Sat Apr 18 15:37:22 BST 2009

On Friday 17 April 2009 18:35:20 Chani wrote:
> > *Joe*
> > I just installed the last KDE and it works
> >
> > Let's say you can guess it is an incomming message form Joe.
> > Is it an email, an instant message, irc, write, ...?

Does this matter at all?

> don't the notifications use the program's icon beside the title?
> personally that'd be enough for me to match it with a program in my
> taskbar/systray. not sure if other people would notice the hint, though.

Not sure if the icon is enough to locate the originating window, but thinking 
out loudly...

The title of the application is needed to make sure the user know where to 
find context or the source of the notification. (Imagine "Kopete says there's 
a new message". The reason why "Kopete" in this context is interesting is so 
that the user can navigate to the "source" of the notification (find it in the 
taskbar, click on it, locate the originating window, open that). For many 
notification I can imagine, there is no sensible application to point the user 
to, however. ("Your battery has been unplugged", "You're now connected to the 
wireless network givemelove").

So instead of the title, wouldn't it be much more straightforward to provide 
some icon/button/whatever that gets the user to that "source of the 
notification"? For the IM case, that would be "New message from Tom: "Your 
kitten photos are Qt" [take me there], clicking on [take me there] would open 
the chat window with Tom.

Does this make sense?

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