Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Rhythmbox tray icon - again

Colin Walters wrote:
> 1) Is this feature total crack or not?  One concern - could it
> potentially be confusing to newbies who have accidentally hidden then

When I first read about the change on the list I didn't think it would 
be a big deal. Now that I've been using it for a while I have found that 
it is kind of annoying, especially those of use that us that have been 
using rb for a while. From what I've been reading about the HIG and 
such, it seems that the general consensus is that the the notification 
area shall not turn into the "system tray" garbage pile.

A while back someone mentioned (I think it was you Colin) that an applet 
would be a good idea. I was thinking something like back, 
pause/play/forward ( < |> >). Maybe the right solution is to avoid the 
entire notification area and shoot for an applet? Or maybe a combination 
of the two, an applet to control behavior, and the notification "note" 
to open and close the browser window.

It also should be mentioned that while it is not a gnome application, 
gaim has its own behavior too, and out of sheer habit, I come to expect 
the rb note icon to behave like the gaim icon sitting next to it. With 
the recent changes this has become annoying, since one would expect 
icons in the same "tray" to behave the same. Either way I don't care, as 
long as they all do it the same way eventually.

I don't know what the right solution is, I'm just a user who listens to 
music ... but if it was up to me, I think that an applet with a back, 
play/pause, forward, then an "note" icon that opened the browser would 
be great, skip the whole notification area:

< |> >  [note]

-jorge, loving rb either way ...

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