Re: [Usability]Notification Area guidelines
- From: Calum Benson <calum benson sun com>
- Cc: usability gnome org, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability]Notification Area guidelines
- Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 12:28:34 +0000
On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 02:01, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> If your status icon needs preferences for the status icon
> itself, then you are doing something wrong. A "Preferences" option in
> the right click menu to load the application's preferences, makes sense.
The "Remove Icon" option in the menu that Mark suggested is intended to
be a shortcut to the "Show status in notification area" preference in
the application's Preferences dialog. It's not a preference of the icon
itself. I don't think he really made that clear...
If the application didn't have a "Show status in notification area"
preference, but just always showed the icon anyway, then the icon
clearly wouldn't have a "Hide Icon" menu item because there would be no
way of turning it back on :) But always showing the icon would be a
pretty unpleasant thing to do anyway IMHO.
CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com GNOME Desktop Group
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