Comment 165 for bug 332945

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Peter Velosy <email address hidden> wrote:

> I have a feeling that this behaviour is even worse than the original
> pop-under approach.
>

I think it is a great approach. With the original approach I could just
imagine someone showing off their Ubuntu desktop to a friend only to have
update manager pop up right on top of it, and then the person has to
embarrassingly explain that it automatically pops up like that from time to
time. It also isn't going to pop up just as you try to take a screenshot of
something, and you aren't going to come back to a desktop after inactivity
with new windows that can throw you off.

> It only strengthens the feeling in the user that an
> application was launched by mistake... Also, when I see update-manager
> running minimized, my first reaction is 'Okay, I've already checked for
> updates and they are now being installed while I'm doing my work'.
>

You probably won't have that feeling in this case because the window will be
requesting your attention, such as by flashing in the task list. At least I
am assuming this as Mark mentioned it originally, can anyone confirm or deny
that the minimized window requests attention?