[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] SL #4756

forster at ozonline.com.au forster at ozonline.com.au
Fri May 2 17:02:52 EDT 2014


 From a user perspective a notification is in a layer above the  
Activity canvas so it doesn't seem right to change to the home canvas.  
At least that's my mental model.


> I implemented a solution to #4756:  Maximum Activities notification
> doesn't display [1] [2]. My approach was to determine what window
> (view, journal, activity) is open and put the alert in the appropriate
> window.
> As per the discussion below, Gonzalo suggests that there may be other
> approaches, hence this email to Design.
> ----
> <gonzalo> walterbender, is strange show a alert in a activity. what
> you think about moving to the home to show the alert in the case of
> trying to open one activity fro the clipboard?
> <gonzalo> i mean, for the user, the activity canvas is only for
> activity content, not for system messages
> <gonzalo> when i say moving, i want to say switch to the home view
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> <walterbender> gonzalo, I was on the fence about that
> <walterbender> gonzalo, it is an interesting trade-off
> <walterbender> on the one hand, I think we don't want to have the
> alert move the user away from where they were
> <walterbender> but I agree it is a system alert
> <gonzalo> walterbender, i understand is a corner case, but in fact we
> are adding a api to show any message in the activity api
> <gonzalo> walterbender, in fact is a design decision
> <walterbender> gonzalo, I don't see the harm in adding the
> functionality as long as we use it with discretion
> <walterbender> I can see how the system might want to let the user
> know something while they are in an activity, e.g., disk full
> <walterbender> or battery dead... shutting down...
> <walterbender> or the think you copied to the clipboard cannot be
> opened right now
> <walterbender> happy to have the design discussion
> <gonzalo> collide a little with the notifications
> <walterbender> maybe this should be a notification
> <gonzalo> yes, could be implemented with a notification
> <walterbender> I'll send an email to design
> Suggestions/Comment?
> regards.
> -walter
> --
> Walter Bender
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> [1] https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-toolkit-gtk3/pull/139
> [2] https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar/pull/359
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