Have a count badge on the trash item

Reported by Aleksandar Jovanov on 2012-07-24
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Wishlist
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

It would be very useful if there was a count bagde on the trash item in launcher.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

this needs design discussion. added ayatana-design as affects.

Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: needs-design
John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@Aleksandar Jovanov; could you describe in a bit more detail why a count badge on the trash would be useful? thanks!

Aleksandar Jovanov (ajovanov93) wrote :

In a bit more detail that would be like this :
The most usefull thing would be that fact, that I (user) can see the contents of trash more precisely.
Currently it only shows an empty/non-empty trash.
I can agree that most users do not care about the amount of items in trash, but there are some like me that do.
I would also like to add that restore all items quicklist entry would be usefull too.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Initially I liked this idea, but now I don't. The reason I don't like it is because a count badge either means there are a number of things that need attention, or a number of temporary things in progress. In both of those cases, knowing the count is important and it should distract the user, getting their attention.

Having items in the trash however is not important and should not usually get the user's attention... Unless there are too many items in the trash. So maybe what we want is a threshold. Something like 10% of your disk, or 100 files, or something. Only when there are too many items in the trash, should the user be asked to care about it. If at all.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-08-02
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Opinion
summary: - Have a count bagde on the trash item
+ Have a count badge on the trash item
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Opinion
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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