26 Apr 2005 nyo   » (Journeyer)

Another thing I hate is that some programs (Right now - Gossip, Rhythmbox) always shows their fscking icon in the notification area and I can't turn it off. I wonder why do I need to be notified of that Rhythmbox is running while I already listening my music? Gossip has some excuse, because it shows its current status (here/busy/away), but still, I'd like to see its toggleable. I only want to see a Gossip icon, when there's a message for me. The HIG says that permanent notification area icon is acceptable, but it should be disableable in program preferences and be off by default. I mailed gossip-dev mailing list about that, but looks like they won't add a preference for that. They do want to implement something more advanced, like MSN-like toasters or an applet. Too sad, notification area is great for notifying about that things. It's simple and cute. I like the simplicity of Gossip and if they'd just follow HIG in the scope of notification area usage, it would be much better. If we're talking about me, I would be happy if there was a hidden GConf setting for that.

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