Comment 17 for bug 392265

Michael, point taken about the Karmic icon not being loud enough to grab your attention. However, I think that's more the purpose of notifications -- the superimposition with application windows, movement, and use of a larger icon are meant to attract your attention. Indicators, on the other hand, should definitely convey information when you look at them, although I am not sure that we would want them loud enough so they attract your attention otherwise. I would hate for users to be unable to ignore indicators; for example, you have unread messages but are trying to focus on writing a document -- would a louder indicator icon begin to irritate you?