Re: autoip config option?

Rémi Cardona wrote:

> I was thinking instead of having yet another icon over the signal bars
> (with vpn, it's getting quite crowded down in the notification area)
> maybe the bars could be a different color, say dark gray, instead of the
> default blue (on gentoo, I don't know if other distros' themes change
> that color). Otherwise, you wouldn't even be able to see the signal bars
> anymore.

I don't think this is a good idea because it is not very clear that the
configuration is different if the bars have a different color. This
requires already quite a bit of knowledge about the tool. An exclamation
marks tells everybody that something is different.. Since AutoIP is
defined on the local-link only there are no routers anyway and thus it
is very unlikely that a VPN connection would be setup in that case.
Although something like opportunistic encryption or client-to-client VPN
may come. I think keeping the upper part free is enough.

> Or another option, have a notification popup saying the network's alive
> ... but with an non DHCP address.

I vote against this. I'm already annoyed by the VPN windows. This can
for example move into the notification later. This can be done in
addition to the icon idea. That brings me to the idea that we should do
this for the VPN message, also (and maybe an additional entry in the
menu right next to "Disconnect from VPN" that says "Show message" if
someone really wants to read it later...).


    Tim Niemueller <tim niemueller de>
 Imagination is more important than knowledge. (Albert Einstein)

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