Re: suggestion: unified media player control panel applet
- From: "John (J5) Palmieri" <johnp redhat com>
- To: Adam Williamson <awilliamson mandriva com>
- Cc: gnome-multimedia gnome org
- Subject: Re: suggestion: unified media player control panel applet
- Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 13:44:54 -0400
On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 09:56 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.
That doesn't sound like a bad idea although it might just be easier to
agree on some sort of standard layout.
John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>
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