Re: [Usability] Notification Area Preferences

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 10:18:45AM -0500, Gregory Merchan wrote:

Is there any reason you didn't open-cc usability gnome org again ?

> > I suspect you will get baffled looks and "well, of *course* I don't want
> > unidentifiable icons ! I prefer identifiable ones please" ;)
> I can't believe I'm going to write this, but that's why the Help button is
> there.

Well you have to accept then that this is a clumsy solution. If it's
really the only one, then fine, but ...

> working; in part, because the tray spec doesn't require the hints.
> Best case scenario, the specification changes to require the _NET_WM_NAME
> or WM_CLASS hint be set. Without that change, either GNOME adopts a special
> policy, or the checkbox must be there.
> The only way to avoid the alert would be to provide a way for applications
> to tell the tray that the user has changed his mind, which would require
> an addition to the protocol.

I apologise in advance for not having read up on the spec, but have
these issues been covered or discussed ?

> Unfortunately, such an addition would also allow apps to do this
> without user interaction, thus overriding the user's preferences.

Which would be an obvious bug. Unless you are talking about malicious
applications, which is a different matter altogether IMHO.

> Actually, there's another way: don't include any such option in the
> application. This way there's only one place for it - in the tray prefs.

Seems reasonable enough to me.


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