do not put notification preferences in the preferences menu

Bug #301766 reported by David Prieto on 2008-11-24
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
notification-daemon (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

I am using Ubuntu Jaunty. Libnotify was updated today, and now the preferences menu has a "pop-up notifications" entry that lets you choose the theme and location of notifications.

I think the preferences menu is crammed enough as is, and such small details should be hidden from the average user.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. I agree that it seems a little overkill to have a menu icon for a capplet that has 2 trivial options. Perhaps it could be integrated as a tab in the Appearances capplet?

Changed in libnotify:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Whoops. I forgot to re-assign to notification-daemon

That would be a fine solution to me.

Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

We do not need a "Theme" selection for each little applet, it should just follow the system theme. It is also not so important to be able to customize the position. This is contradictory to Gnome's ideals of simplicity and lack of useless options. So please just get rid of it, before thinking of adding it to Appearance.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

See also discussion in bug 332014.

Changed in notification-daemon:
assignee: nobody → pitti
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package notification-daemon - 0.4.0-0ubuntu3

notification-daemon (0.4.0-0ubuntu3) jaunty; urgency=low

  * Add 08_hide_properties_desktop.patch: Do not display
    notification-properties in the menu by default; it's not worth spending a
    menu item for this small thing, users can reenable it with alacarte, and
    it doesn't work for notify-osd at all. (LP: #301766, #332014)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 04 Mar 2009 09:05:13 +0100

Changed in notification-daemon:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
apbiehle (allen-biehle) wrote :

This was a terrible idea to remove the customization and preferences feature.

I have a netbook and the notifications take up WAY too much space on the screen.

A simple menu to make them smaller would have been a great idea. It's a shame to see a useful feature removed because "the preferences menu was crammed."

I'm pretty sure others have the same problem with this... And it's a shame, since I know ubuntu is trying to appeal to the netbook market.

Could you please tell me how to "reenable it with alacarte?" Is alacarte a program or "À la carte". If it is À la carte, then, what is the name of the package?

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