More preferences for notification

Asked by Trezker on 2010-07-12

I have a need for a timer that will not notify me that it has ended.
I want to have to look at it to find out it has reached zero.

For this i need to be able to turn off the blinking, as well as the popup notification.

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2010-07-12
Kenny Meyer (knny-myer) said : #1

Hello Trezker,

firstly, thanks for your feature request, though I still have one doubt before I can work on this.

How do you want the Timer Applet icon to look like, after the timer has reached zero?

I think chances stand good that you will find the possibility to turn of blinking and the popup notification in the next release at the end of this month. Stay tuned.

Just being curious: why don't you want to be visually notified when the timer reached zero?

Trezker (trezker) said : #2

It already changes to say "Finished". That's good enough.
You could make it change color, xchat uses colors to tell when messages of different importance come in and I think it works very well. I like blue, but I think people would like this to be optional too.

If it changes color you could also let it continue counting into negative time so you can see exactly how far beyond you've gone. (I just discovered the followup notice popups.)

I want it for an anti-procrastination trick.
If you tell yourself you only have to work 15 minutes, it's easier to get yourself going.
Those 15 minutes are enough to get you in the flow most of the time.

I need that timer to easily be able to tell when the required 15 minutes are up.
But if it makes a popup and starts blinking it will disrupt my workflow.

Kenny Meyer (knny-myer) said : #3

I agree with your idea, about just showing "Finished". Now, I have enough information to turn this into a "Wishlist" bug.

The "negative time" trick is a wonderful idea and I should work on this one in the near future, too.

> I need that timer to easily be able to tell when the required 15 minutes are up.
> But if it makes a popup and starts blinking it will disrupt my workflow.
That sounds reasonable to me, but this may vary in other cases, so in the future I you will find the necessary controls in the Preferences dialog to enable/disable this behavior.

Thanks again for your very useful feedback, Trezker. Stay tuned about future releases.

Kenny Meyer (knny-myer) said : #4

Solved.