Re: Window controls for GNOME 3


> >> * To hide a window in which a background task is ongoing. Minimizing the
> >> window allows the user to monitor the progress in the window list button
> >> (assuming progress is shown in the title bar, which ought to be the case),
> >> and to be alerted when the task has either finished or encountered a
> >> problem (when the window list button flashes), without being distracted by
> >> the window itself.
> > 
> > Which is clearly what notification are for and not the window title. I
> > think this case is solved in a much nicer way in the shell than it was
> > before. Might be that some applications need updates though.
> How would an application show the continuous progress of a background task using notifications, or the messaging tray in general? I don't see anything in the shell design docs that suggest that would be a good way to do it. (I guess you could show a progress bar or something when you roll over a notification icon, but that's not very helpful.)

Well, IMHO I want to be alerted mostly when it finishes or when it has a
problem and that's what notification are for. If I want to know the
exact progress, that's an active action where I can look into the window
or check the message tray.


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