[PATCH] Detecting notification popup server capabilities

Parker Coates parker.coates at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 13:14:22 BST 2009

2009/9/1 Aurélien Gâteau :
> Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
>> On September 1, 2009, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
>>> decide to use a dialog box instead (in fact I think this notification
>>> should always be presented through a dialog box)
>> why?
> Because it's quite critical and requires a very fast response from the user,
> so I believe this is one of the very few cases where interrupting the user
> workflow should be allowed.

I would agree. If I'm busy and have a lot going on, I have a tendency
to finish up what I'm doing before looking at notifications,
especially if I'm expecting them (i.e. downloads in progress, ongoing
IM conversations). A crucial notification like this could easily get
missed in that 10 seconds.

If the computer is going to do something as drastic as hibernate
itself, I think it should notify me in a much more intrusive, hard to
ignore way.


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