[PATCH] Turn Powerdevil suspend notification into a dialog

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at canonical.com
Wed Sep 23 09:48:00 BST 2009

Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> 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.

About functional consistency: I believe Notifications are presenting 
potentially useful information, but it should always be safe to ignore 
them. The information that the computer is about to suspend/shutdown is 
not something which is safe to ignore.


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