Notifications: uselessness of

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at
Thu Feb 26 18:34:33 GMT 2009

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(``-_-´´) -- BUGabundo wrote on 26/02/09 01:39:
> May I suggest here something?
> Setting /apps/metacity/window_keybindings/toggle_fullscreen to a nice
> key shortcut, I use many app in fullscreen mode. I would love for
> indicator/notifications to NOT go above fullscreen apps (video
> playback anyone?). This at least would allow you to work with any
> kind of visual interruption, dont you agree?

We considered treating full-screen applications specially, but realized
that wouldn't really make sense. If you're using Ubuntu on a netbook,
for example, you're quite likely to make the current application
full-screen whenever you can -- but that doesn't have anything to do
with which notification bubbles you want to see.

Your example of video playback is covered by what we have designed,
though: if you're doing something that inhibits the screensaver, that's
a good sign that you don't want to be disturbed by non-critical
notification bubbles either. (In future, gnome-session will have a flag
for this that isn't so tightly associated with the screensaver.)

> Since I'm at it. cant the IM queue be lowered to 100? 1000 is way too
> big. Some time pidgin/gwibber crashes and 15 mins latter I'm still
> getting notifications. Anything older then 1 min, should just be sent
> to /dev/null

That should improve a lot once messages from the same person start being
concatenated into the same bubble.

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