Comment 358 for bug 332945

What happened to the wide-spread usability principle that modal dialogs (aka, an unwanted update window) are BAD?

The notification area IS an abused swamp (Shuttleworth's words) IN WINDOWS, where every vendor shoves their logo in your face.

But it is NOT a swamp UNDER UBUNTU. I have only five VERY USEFUL icons in my notification area. If I forget what they are I just mouse-over.

Let's not take lessons from Vista and shove unexpected message windows in front of the user every five minutes. My mother-in-law can barely use Vista because the pop-up modality of it prevents her from simply learning the few tasks she needs to do.