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Re: Power-Cog turning blue when software updates are available off the table?



On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM, nick rundy <nrundy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  I thought at one point there was supposed to be a blue-highlight of the
> Power-Cog when software updates are available. since there is an entry in
> the Power-Cog: "Software Is Up To Date" wouldn't it be a beneficial feature
> for the Power-Cog to turn blue color when the software is NOT up to date?
> Similar to how the Power-Cog turns red when restart is needed and the
> indicator-messaging (envelope) turns blue when new e-mail has arrived?
> The idea is simply that the blue colored power-cog causes the user to
> click and investigate and then see that the "Software Updates Available"
> message is in blue, which immediately communicates the source of the blue
> color change. From then on the user knows blue color means updates are
> available.
> I know that the Launcher receives the update-manager icon etc. when
> updates are available. But it seems logical to me and helpful that the
> system indicator that already reports on update status in its menu entries
> also report on this event via a blue color change, that is, indicating that
> a status change to the system has occurred. The Launcher event happens and
> alerts the user that updates are available. However, it then "fades away"
> out of memory as the user commences with workload (especially for folks who
> hide the launcher). Having a blue-color change in the power-cog could serve
> as a reminder (once the user finishes his/her work) that "Oh, yeah, I need
> to update." Further, it just helps communicate the status of the system,
> which is the reason for the status-indicators.
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Nekhelesh Kandasamy Ramananthan
Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering
TU Delft