Merge lp:~sam92/notify-osd/focusfollowdefault into lp:notify-osd

Proposed by Samuel Mehrbrodt
Status: Merged
Approved by: Sebastien Bacher
Approved revision: 480
Merged at revision: 480
Proposed branch: lp:~sam92/notify-osd/focusfollowdefault
Merge into: lp:notify-osd
Diff against target: 12 lines (+1/-1)
1 file modified
data/com.canonical.NotifyOSD.gschema.xml (+1/-1)
To merge this branch: bzr merge lp:~sam92/notify-osd/focusfollowdefault
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Make 'focus-follow' the default for Multihead environments

Description of the change

I think this is the better default because in some setups you have a TV or a projector that is placed on the right side of your desktop by default and so the notifications would always show up there.

This is especially annoying when showing a presentation and the notifications start to appear on the projector.

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

What display does it use when multi-head-mode is dont-focus-follow?

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Samuel Mehrbrodt (sam92) wrote :

It uses the display on the far right.

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Oh dear ... What I originally specified was that the bubble should appear on the display that contains the focused window (or the largest proportion of the focused window, if it's split across multiple displays), because that's the display you're most likely to be paying attention to. <>

The display containing the pointer should be used only as a fallback, when no window is focused. But I guess using that display all the time is better than using it none of the time, so I'm approving this change as an improvement. I'd still like to see the specified behavior implemented, and the multihead-mode setting dropped altogether.

review: Approve (design)
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Samuel Mehrbrodt (sam92) wrote :

Any chance to get this in for the next LTS (14.04)?

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review: Needs Fixing (continuous-integration)
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1=== modified file 'data/com.canonical.NotifyOSD.gschema.xml'
2--- data/com.canonical.NotifyOSD.gschema.xml 2011-07-13 10:07:04 +0000
3+++ data/com.canonical.NotifyOSD.gschema.xml 2013-12-11 11:29:23 +0000
4@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
5 <schemalist>
6 <schema id="com.canonical.notify-osd" path="/apps/notify-osd/">
7 <key name="multihead-mode" type="s">
8- <default>'dont-focus-follow'</default>
9+ <default>'focus-follow'</default>
10 <summary>Multihead position behaviour</summary>
11 <description>Should the notification position follow the mouse-focus or not in multi-screen environments. Use values "dont-focus-follow" or "focus-follow".</description>
12 </key>


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