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Skinny Notifications by DanRabbit Skinny Notifications by DanRabbit
I'd like to see a few things from notifications:

* Keep them skinny and in the top right. This way they never cover more than the toolbar and by-definition only cover the least used items in the toolbar.

* Make them easily and obviously dismissable. Sometimes I want to get right under a notification right when it pops up. So it should be really easy to dismiss.

* Always use 48px icons. Notify-OSD uses god-knows-what size icons and they are ALWAYS blurry which is really annoying. 48px is still small enough to fit in the toolbar-sized form factor and is an extremely common size for app icons to be provided in. It's also large enough to make sure that the icon is easily recognizeable.
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CameronNemo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Why not coming from the bottom right up? But still leaving room for the bottom app panel and dock.
Ethelanite Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MikeTamis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Hmmm I like it but honestly while I love everything about elementary, gnomes notification system with the instance reply is just sooooo fucking awesome, and is the only reason I use gnome 3. I use everyday all the time and allows me to quickly reply to something or skip song or other things with out leaving the keyboard or my concentration.
JonathanRO Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Muy buenas notificaciones, en luna no vienen por defecto si no que estan las notificaciones de gnome.
Cuando las pondrian por defecto?
fortuna84 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I have a suggestion about the close-circle-icon on the upper-left. So far I can see, some people here don't want the icon. Why don't we use something linke a "wipe-out" function for them?

Desktop: grab it with the mouse and drag it to the left or right to wipe it out

Touchscreen: just wipe it way with the finger.

I don't like to compare things with iOS, but it would be something like "messages" when you want to delete them. Of course without the appearing delete- Button (like iOS), but instead the notification slides out instantly.
jxtreme42 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Don't allow apps to request a different icon for a notification. The placement of notifications associates them more with the panel and therefore the OS. Using the app's icon for notifications clearly and consistently ties notifications to their apps.
Sindri-Avaruus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
But what if the app has something else to notify about? For example Beatbox could also display Play/Pause icons when something happens :)
jxtreme42 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
First, notifying on pause or play is quite useless. You know that the music has paused because you can hear it, so a notification is unnecessary.

But the idea is that without the app's icon on a notification, it is unclear which app requested the notification.
Lazze2k5 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
How about if the user clicks the application icon to start the related application and a click on the rest of the notification closes it.
This might not be clear for the user though, but maybe if the icon glows on hover or something.
CassidyJames Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Still not _completely_ sold on making everything white. I love the dark top panel and dock, and I really like the dark menus and notifications. I'd have to see it all together to really judge though.

Size-wise, I love the tweaks. Your reasoning behind it is solid. As far as the (x) goes, I'm not 100% sold here, either. While it's obvious it closes it, it's strange that it can also close itself after a timeout. I think it should either be persistent until closed with the (x) (bad), or have no (x) and just go away on its own. Having the (x) just makes me think you're encouraging a user to click everything that pops up; even it they know it'll fade out, they'll want to click it.
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