Re: Notification Area guidelines


On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 13:49, Evan Martin wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 12:48:06PM +1300, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 12:32, Alex Duggan wrote:
> > > Closing the gaim main
> > > window keeps gaim running in the notification area while closing
> > > gnomeicu completely exits the program and removes it from the
> > > notification area.  
> > 
> > 	I think the gnomeicu approach is much, much more sane. If you think
> > about it from the "software should act like a butler" analogy, the gaim
> > approach is like telling your butler you have no need of his services to
> > which he responds by running behind the sofa and staying there until you
> > roar "will you ever F**K off and leave me alone!".
> > 
> > 	We don't need "minimise", "close" and "really close" buttons imho.
> WRT user expectation, my Windows-using (non-geek) friend came over the
> other day and hit the close button on my GAIM window.  He expected it to
> minimize, but since I wasn't using the GNOME version, it closed GAIM,
> and he got confused and a bit frustrated.
> (Now that I ask my girlfriend about it, she claims the Windows AIM has
> the close=reallyclose behavior, but I'm not sure where else the above
> friend would've learned his expectation from.)

	And therein lies the problem. Such behaviour confuses the meaning of
the "close" button. I don't think we want such confusion in GNOME thank
you very much :-)

Good Luck,

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