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Re: problems with messaging indicator and workflow


On Sun, 10 May 2009 16:17:56 -0500 Ted Gould <ted@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Sat, 2009-05-09 at 10:43 -0700, Jordan Mantha wrote:
>> So in the end for me, user-to-user messaging was just fine for me
>> before the indicator applet and so I've removed it, but system-to-user
>> messaging could *definitely* use an indicator applet.
>I'll avoid making jokes about how you want to communicate with machines
>more than humans ;)
>So, we've talked about a system indicator over meals and other things.
>One of the real problems is that it's hard to determine what *shouldn't*
>be in a system indicator.  It quickly became a place to put everything
>you could possibly think of.  So, can you think of a mode with something
>more specific than "system" it seems that leads down lots and lots of
>rabbit holes.

I think this is where the greatest potential for saving systray space comes 
from.  I'm working on a blog post on this (since it's hard to point at 
pictures on a mailing list).  When I looked through the stuff on my systray 
and thought, "what do I really not want there/wouldn't mind if it were one 
level of indirection away" and it was all system related.

Scott K

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