Notifications: uselessness of
marius at pov.lt
Tue Mar 3 09:02:54 GMT 2009
On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 07:17:35PM +0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Marius Gedminas wrote:
> > The flashing button in the window list tends to attract attention.
> A flashing button in the window list says "deal with me NOW NOW NOW!".
Well, no. A system-modal popup dialog says "NOW NOW NOW". A flashing
button says "please deal with me in a couple of minutes, ok? how about
now? how about now? please? c'mon, do it!"
> The previous update-notifier orange rosette / red arrow was is easily
> noticeable, but not intrusive.
I gather that was the problem: lack of intrusiveness. Non-advanced
users did not notice it and did not install important security updates.
Redundancy is bad because it causes errors, and wastes resources. (Ed: Also I
think there's a commandment against it in the Bible. Or there was until they
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