From: Bob Page <smileyhamster@ho...> - 2005-06-19 15:01:55
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Summary: Wish: replace "unknown host" dialog pop-ups with passive
AssignedTo: akregator-devel lists sourceforge net
ReportedBy: smileyhamster hotmail com
Version: unknown (using KDE 3.4.1 Level "a" , SUSE 9.2 UNSUPPORTED)
Compiler: gcc version 3.3.4 (pre 3.3.5 20040809)
OS: Linux (i686) release 2.6.8-24.16-default
It is well observed in HCI that intrusive dialog pop-ups can be annoying to the user when it interrupts their current task. In akregator, if you open up a link in a background tab where the host cannot be found, you get a dialog pop-up shortly after saying "unknown host example.com". This can be frustrating as you must stop what you are doing and click the OK button, and it's disruptive to your current task.
If you open up konqueror and type in a bad address in the location bar, a message appears inside the current tab with the error message. This notifies you of the error but doesn't disrupt you by making you click OK (as unknown hosts take several seconds to detect, it's common to switch to something else while you wait or when you open multiple tabs).
My wish is to have this behaviour in akregator, where the dialog pop-up would be replaced by passive messages in tabs.
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