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Screenshot with multiple notifications
Please see the screenshot to see how notifications bloat the interface. It was also reported that if the document was signed, there would be even more notifications.
Some suggestions to resolve the issue (from the LibreOffice Design channel):
1- "we need only one row with some drop-down list if there are more than one message there"
2- "Or prioritize & defer the low-prio notifications." For example, "Get Involved and Donate have no urgency. They can be deferred."
Else one from design channel:
we can show it all one by one with autohide
Just curious how it looks like with similar case in other office suite?
We can suppress WhatsNew and TotD when other TB are shown, if the other TB are cmming first. OTOH, is the issue really happening that often?
(In reply to Rizal Muttaqin from comment #2)
> Just curious how it looks like with similar case in other office suite?
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> We can suppress WhatsNew and TotD when other TB are shown, if the other TB
> are cmming first. OTOH, is the issue really happening that often?
I doubt that it happens frequently. Maybe this should be an 'enhancement'.
So let's do it.
(In reply to Roman Kuznetsov from comment #1)
> we can show it all one by one with autohide
Not a good idea in case of critical information. Keep also in mind that infobar may have interactions such as switching readonly into edit mode.
Let's just postpone the not so important infobars for donation and whatsnew (which is shown only once anyway) until the Ui is clean.
I would limit the quantity of blue infobars to one and every infobar should have an importance index. E.g.
1. Edit document note (most important, must be shown)
2. Release note (only visible when no other note above is shown)
3. Donate note (only visible when no other note above is shown)
4. Get involved note (only visible when no other note above is shown)
Is there somewhere a list of all possible infobars?
(In reply to Thomas Lendo from comment #7)
> I would limit the quantity of blue infobars to one and every infobar should
> have an importance index. E.g.
Infobars can be Info (blue), Warning (yellow), Error (red), and Success (green).
> Is there somewhere a list of all possible infobars?
You can dig into this list https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/search?project=core&full=infobar.hxx&defs=&refs=&path=&hist=&type=&si=full
LibO has pop-up baloon notification in top right for informing update. It could be utilized also IMHO for some infos like Release Notes, Get Involved or donation. it might be better to make the balloon pop up in a certain time. It has more rooms for more complex like ToTD but not too right-on-your-face either.
An easy way to lessen this issue is to make individual infobars thinner, and their icons 16 × 16 pixel instead of the current 24 × 24.
(In reply to Adolfo Jayme from comment #10)
> An easy way to lessen this issue is to make individual infobars thinner, and
> their icons 16 × 16 pixel instead of the current 24 × 24.
Which would contradict the idea of infobars namely pointing to some relevant information without interrupting the workflow.
Edit: Wrote "But I wonder if this one should be resolved WFM since Samuel implemented a solution. At least partly.", which is wrong. It's a better configurability done in https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/92638