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== Purpose ==
A ''notification'' is an information that is not directly relevant to the user's current task. It is displayed via a certain notification mechanism on a panel above/below the taskbar notification area. Notifications inform users about non-critical problems, but they don't prevent them.
== Examples ==
== Guidelines ==
=== Is this the right control ===
* Use a notification to inform about a non-critical problem that is not directly relevant to the user's current task.
* Do not use notifications for user assistance (consider to use [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Tooltip|tool-tips]] for short information, or refer to [[Projects/Usability/HIG/HelpSystem|help system]] for extended text).
* Do not use notifications for context relevant information that might interfere with the actual workflow (consider to use a [[Projects/Usability/HIG/Messages|message dialog]]).
=== Behavior ===
* Notifications disappear automatically after a short period (unless the cursor hovers over them), but can be closed by the user at any point (KNotification::NotificationFlag == CloseOnTimeout).
* Do not add more than three actions to a particular notification. And take care about limited space for labels. For instance, ''Skip'', ''Info'', and ''Buy'' in case of Amarok's "Now playing" notification.
=== Appearance ===
* Make sure to make the origin of the notification clear from the notification title. For instance: "Amarok: Now playing" or "Konsole: Event".
* Keep the notification content concise (no more than about three simple sentences).
* Provide actionable information (e.g. "Low battery power: Approximately 13 min (2%) capacity remaining.").
== Implementation ==

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