Thumbnail buttons and actions

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Thu Feb 3 19:25:13 CET 2011

On Thursday, February 3, 2011, todd rme wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Marco Martin <notmart at> wrote:
> > On Thursday 03 February 2011, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> >> On Thursday, February 3, 2011, todd rme wrote:
> >> > One feature I think would be useful would be if applications were able
> >> > to add buttons to their thumbnails in the task manager.  Use cases
> >> 
> >> could this be done with the status notifier spec?
> > 
> > sounds to me like a set of action associated to an item... so yes ;)
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Marco Martin
> Does the spec have hints for locations, the ability to pass sets of
> significant-sized pixmaps with the ability to click on them,
> categories the tool displaying them can use as cues, and the other
> parts necessary to display, organize, and format the buttons around
> the edge of a 2D block?

answer: you don't want application developers doing that.

it assumes a 2D block. what happens when we change that?
it assumes app devs know where to position things: they don't.


on the app side always set metadata, enough so the rendering app can decide 
how to sort it out.

on the visualization side, do the arranging.

Aaron J. Seigo
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