Notification Improvements

Designs and bug fixes to improve the notification experience.

Objectives

  • Remove visual noise
  • Make it easier to pick out the most useful information
  • Automatically remove unnecessary or outdated notifications

Tentative Shell Design

Wireframes

For more details, see bug 775763.

Bugs

Bugs in both the shell and how apps use notifications.

Module

Bug

Core experience

GNOME Shell

Layout changes to banners and the dropdown

GNOME Shell

Notification times get reset when I reboot

GNOME Shell

Notification corners not properly rounded

GNOME Shell

Activating a private message notification doesn't remove the notification

GNOME Shell

Notification/calendar drop-down - indicate when banners are disabled

GTK+

Wayland - clicking on some notifications doesn't display the application window (Geary, Evolution, Terminal...)

Apps

Terminal

Try harder to revoke notifications

Terminal

"Command completed" > "<command>" completed

Software

Notifications should be automatically revoked

Software

Notifications should always have a description

Polari

Suppress NickServ notifications

Nautilus

Notifications about removable devices being safe to remove don't disappear on their own

Nautilus

Improve the presentation of unmount notifications

Epiphany

Notifications seems automatically removed shortly after creation

Clocks

Notifications are not revoked by the application when focused (or on exit)

Evolution

Calendar keeps reminding me of things that happened several days ago(wontfix?)

Outstanding Questions

See Also

Comments

Design/Whiteboards/NotificationsImprovements (last edited 2017-03-09 19:13:20 by AllanDay)