UI suggestions

Stephen Eilert spedrosa at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 23:02:28 EDT 2007

On 6/18/07, jonathan <jonathan.schluessler at gmx.de> wrote:
> I'm very happy to hear these news. I've been long waiting for this. :)
> Sean Egan wrote:
> > Guification's "Position" preference will try its hardest to find a
> > Docklet and position itself there. Failing that, it will default to
> > the bottom right.
> Maybe you know the way amarok positiones its OSD. If you enter the
> OSD-preference menu, the shape of the OSD appears on the desktop with
> the notice inside of it: "drag to reposition". This way you can place it
> everywhere on your desktop.
> This could be a nice option for pidgin too. Though I don't want to have
> the notification anywhere else then in the lower right corner.

Even though I believe giving the user's that level of control is nice,
I doubt it's going to get that many options if it is to be integrated
into Pidgin proper. However, I don't think that's a major issue, since
many (if not all) IM messengers do not allow much configuration for
this feature.

Amarok's OSD is just huge compared to a simple user notification
popup, since it's got much more information. It does look much better
than libnotify-based popups, perhaps because of the transparency.


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