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Re: Notifications are annoying when typing in the upper right corner of a window


On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 1:22 AM, Scott Ritchie <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> > Il giorno mar, 02/06/2009 alle 17.42 -0700, Scott Ritchie ha scritto:
> >> If I'm playing Frozen Bubble I want to be notified, even though I'm
> >> using my keyboard constantly.  Even if I don't want to interrupt my
> >> game, I may find it very strange that the notification I just got for
> >> an
> >> instant message actually happened a few minutes ago.
> >
> > Hmm, agreed. Any kind of delay should be no more than a couple of
> > seconds. That will interrupt any game.
> >
> Not necessarily - if a game intentionally disables the screensaver then
> it will implicitly disable notifications as well.  I imagine full screen
> games might present this as an option to players.
That depends on the type of notification. Critical notifications (e.g. low
battery) should always be shown.