Re: Hot plugged volumes in the notification area

Dnia 01-12-2004, śro o godzinie 22:30 +1100, Nigel Tao napisał:
> > Checking redhat's bugzilla I saw this bug which makes an interesting
> > proposal.
> >
> > 
> > What do you think about it?  I think it will improve usability in the
> > desktop since you have to minimize all your windows to see the new
> > available media.
> Or, an alternative to having to minimize all windows to find media on
> the desktop, the previously discussed Places menu.
> November/msg00429.html

That may be nice wrt quick access, but doesn't have discoverability
advantage of notifying user of mount happening in systray. I'd say we
probably should be issuing short notify in systray and using libnotify,
which states the fact of new media mounted, as well as opens it when
clicked, and disappears after some short time, say 30s, leaving
Desktop / Computer / Places method for users who want to access medium
after that time.

Alternatively, we could leave icon for medium in systray as a reminder
of need for umounting, but IMHO that's not so good idea to crowd systray
even more. I already have 4 icons there, and that's without using any
removable media, wireless network or battery status applet. Instead of
reminding users to umount, we should take away the need to umount


Maciej Katafiasz <ml mathrick org>

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