Re: Hot plugged volumes in the notification area

Hi John,

El mi�01-12-2004 a las 11:17 -0500, John (J5) Palmieri escribi� On Tue, 2004-11-30 at 22:12 -0500, William Lovaton wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> > In fact, this is a fantastic opportunity to tell the user that he have
> > to unmount the volume before unplugging it.
> > 
> > 
> We discussed this early in the FC3 planning phases.  It is a good idea
> if you have a small number of drives but how many times does one need to
> open a volume?  From my experience most people just want to open it when
> they plug it in and do most of their access from a program.  I would
> think just having notification bubble pop up when a user plugged in a
> drive would fix discoverability.  Also the drive mounting applet sounds
> like a solution for those who do want it in the panel.  If it were to be
> added to the notification area I would suggest that it be a single icon
> that flashed when new volumes were added and opened a drawer when
> clicked that contained all the volumes so that it doesn't take up too
> much screen realestate. 

I totally agree with you.  Notification area is only for notifications.
When plugged in the notification area notifies the user about the new
filesystem for a fixed period of time.  During that time the user can
click on the icon to browse it (and may be to perform other actions),
that way he doesn't have to minimize all windows.

About the idea of having only one icon in systray for all mounted
devices I think it is great.  But I suspect this is only needed if the
user plugs several devices at the same time, so that, one icon will
notify about the influx of events instead of having many icons for each


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