[PATCH] Turn Powerdevil suspend notification into a dialog

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Tue Sep 22 18:19:35 BST 2009

On September 22, 2009, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> What do you think about this?

the workspace is being designed with a no-dialog goal. dialogs are 
interruptions, can be confused as coming from the application the user is 
working on and not well associated with the workspace itself.

a dialog gets in your way, may end up accidentally triggered due to unexpected 
focus change and a dialog for this would erode integration with the rest of 
the desktop shell (right now it's obvious where it will appear and where to go 
get it when needed).

plasma-desktop is (trying to be) about visual and functional consistency.
from a visual design perspective, a dialog for this is a failure.
from a functional consistency perspective, it is also a step backwards.

so ... first off:

* is this a _real_ problem? how many people have not seen this and / or failed 
to react properly (honestly, in my observations of people using KDE 4, the 
power notifications are perceived as already TOO intrusive!)

* if it is a _real_ problem (versus something we're making into a problem by 
expecting people to have issues with the interaction of it) then how can we 
address is without causing other unwanted steps backwards in visual design or 
functional consistency?	

as for the 10->30s time increase, that's probably sensible.

Aaron J. Seigo
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