Today, March 27th, Mark Shuttleworth posted on his blog some interesting information about how the notification system in the Ubuntu operating system will work in the near future.
In Mark's vision, a smarter notification system will no longer interfere with the indicator menus, if users invoke them, no more sound notifications when using the next/previous track buttons in the sound indicator menu, and the notification will be put on hold if users move the mouse around the area of a notification.
"So when you’re interacting with an indicator menu, we shouldn’t pop up the notification. Since the notification system, and the indicator menu system, are separate parts,"
"For example, if I’m moving the mouse around in the area of a notification, we should be willing to defer it a few seconds to stay out of the focus. When I stop moving the mouse, or typing in a window in that region, then it’s OK to pop up the notification."
Don't forget to visit our website this Thursday, March 29th, for an in-depth article about the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Beta 2 release, where we will unveil more features.