Re: GNOME 3.0 - shell and applets
- From: Luis Menina <liberforce freeside fr>
- To: Toms <toms baugis gmail com>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GNOME 3.0 - shell and applets
- Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 01:58:42 +0200
Toms a écrit :
1) System tray - applets that could end up in system tray, most
probably contextually - like, when they are needed or make sense. Or,
sometimes per user request in preferences (something like a "show in
system tray" checkbox for those marginal "nobody knows" cases). As
pointed out, KDE has some specs worth considering on the case.
Please, don't try to abuse the system tray for things that should be
applets. System tray has been made to notify events. One should be able
to use GNOME without requiring a notification applet. A recent example
of things gone wrong is the volume controler : it should be an applet an
not a system tray item, as it presents a permanent state and not an
event nor a response to an event.
"The utility of the notification area decreases rapidly when more than
about four icons are always present. For this reason, icons that appear
only temporarily in response to events are preferable."
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