[sylpheed:34985] Re: Request/suggestion: Please change/improve the behaviour of the new mail notification of the Sylpheed tray icon.

Anton Shepelev anton.txt at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 21:09:36 JST 2011

pn361529 at yahoo.com:

> Also, as soon as the user interacts with the fold-
> er or summary view for example after new  messages
> arrived, the red letter overlay symbol on the tray
> icon disappears, even if the user interacted  with
> something  that  is  not  (one  of) the message(s)
> which just arrived and even if there are still un-
> read messages.

This may be not the best approach, but I find it ac-
ceptable.  Basically, you are  talking  about  three
types of information to show:

  a.  [STATUS] The presense of unread messages.

  b.  [STATUS] The  presense of unread messages that
      have come after the last time the user  inter-
      acted  with Sylpheed, is reset when activating
      the Sylpheed window.

  c.  [EVENT] The arrival of a new message.

The first one need not be shown in the tray  because
it  is  persistent  not  only  between  instances of
restoring Sylpheed from the tray  but  also  between
its  launches; and the remaining two are already in-
dicated in the tray.

> Please add an option to make a balloon tooltip pop
> up  from  the  Sylpheed  tray  icon which notifies
> about new messages when  they  arrived,  including
> the number of new messages. Also if possible whith
> a configurable timeout  for  the  balloon  tooltip
> (configurable  amount of seconds for example until
> the balloon tooltip disappears after pop up).

This proposal I'll support because  I  sometimes  do
miss the standard notification.  Sypheed already has
the "Execute command when new messages arrived" set-
ting,  but  to  use  it everybody will have to write
their own program.

I think the balloon should not automatically  disap-
pear, so that the user is guaranteed not to miss it.
He/She may then:

  a.  left-click on it to close the balloon or

  b.  right-click to open restore Sylpheed with  the
      first new message selected.


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