Re: suggestion: unified media player control panel applet

On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 11:55 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 17:20 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > Hi there. My first post to this list; Reinout van Schouwen suggested it
> > as the best place for this idea.
> > 
> > Most GNOME media player applications stick an icon in the notification
> > area. Rhythmbox, Muine, etc - they all have their own code to stick an
> > icon in there for controlling the player. This is unnecessary
> > duplication of effort. It's also bad interface design; the notification
> > area is meant for notification, not app interaction, and usually these
> > icons cannot be turned off. I had an idea to fix all these problems.
> Why would you be running more than one of these at a time?

Most of the time, you wouldn't - where is this relevant, though? I
didn't say anything about running multiple players at once in my
original email. It's certainly useful if you just use different players
at different times - for the user the interface is more consistent and
controllable, and for the developers, it removes unnecessary duplication
of effort.

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