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Re: Noise doesn't comply to HIG


Yea, I mean personally I have media keys on my keyboard, but I would assume
(though I'm not sure) that system media controls are going to be important
in the tablet workflow.

touché with indicators-never-launch-apps. But realistically they do launch
apps already :p I think more accurately, indicators don't exist for the
purpose of launching apps. They just happen to also include that ability.
But that's another story I think.

The big question is, "should background apps minimize or close their

I'm inclined to think that close is the cleaner solution here when we're
talking about making closing workspaces on Gala work properly, making
"opening" (re-opening technically) these apps work as expected, etc. Think
about it this way: How many apps does a user maybe want to be running in
the background on start-up 24/7? Here's a few background apps I know that I
have running on my Phone:

ESPN (gotta know when Barça is playing)
Mint (I get alerts if I go over-budget)

Does it make sense to have all these windows minimized to my 1st workspace
every time I log in since they all (in at least some way) need to be
running in order to work properly? I just don't think that makes sense from
a window management perspective.

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Craig <weberc2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> As a data point, I never use the sound indicator for anything besides
> adjusting volume. I can't put my finger on why, and I've certainly tried;
> however, I always find myself going back to the application to control the
> application. Again, this is just my data point. :)
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff <
> sergey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 2013/3/13 Daniel Foré <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Yea except that you can already access it quickly through the sound
>>> indicator.
>> That requires more clicks and much higher precision of cursor navigation.
>> Fitts' law in action.
>> Besides, I doubt that opening music player through that indicator
>> sufficiently discoverable. I bet many people won't discover option even if
>> they open the indicator, and they probably won't do that in the first place.
>> Also, what happened to the "Indicators Never Launch Apps" mantra?
>> Nevermind, don't bother answering this one, I'm
>> content with just seeing it gone.
>> --
>> Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
>> OS architect @ elementary
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Best Regards,

Daniel Foré


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