Notifications: uselessness of

Bruce Cowan lists at
Thu Feb 26 21:50:57 GMT 2009

On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 18:18 +0000, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> One pleasant side effect of our work on notifications is that it has
> given us the excuse to rip out some gratuitous notification bubbles,
> such as the one saying "Your laptop battery is now fully charged". And
> when an interactive notification is really necessary, an alert box or
> other window that opens in the background will usually be less
> distracting then a bubble that floats on top of your work.

Replacing a "distracting ... bubble that floats on top of your work"
with a distracting window that appears behind your work doesn't seem to
be much of an improvement. Also, why is the window list considered a
second notification area now?
Bruce Cowan <>
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