Re: ANNOUNCE: Wallpaper Tray barry

On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 01:51:14PM +0100, Calum Benson wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 11:52, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > 	Who knows ? There seems to be quite a few different interpretations of
> > what the notification area icon really is. See the long thread below
> > where I tried to get some consensus on the matter:
> > 
> >
> I'm hopeful this is something we can nail down in the next version of
> the HIG... there's already a placeholder section there in the draft
> version for it, but I wouldn't exactly recommend following the
> guidelines there just yet :)
> I have to agree it doesn't sound like the wallpaper thing really belongs
> in the notification area though... IIRC most peoples' interpretation of
> what a notification area doohicky should be is something that either
> notifies of events (e.g. new mail) or gives periodic feedback on some
> process (e.g. CPU load), but this just basically sounds like a menu...

The notification area can also be used for "panel-applet"-like programs,
which are cross-desktop compliant. I have to run gnome-panel to run a
gnome-panel applet, but I don't to run a system tray/notification area


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