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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 after a short period automatically (unless the cursor hovers over them), but can be closed by the user at any point.
 
* Stack multiple notifications vertically.
 
* Provide access to the configuration for each notification per button next to the close button.
 
 
 
=== 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 ==
 
 
 
[[Category:Usability]][[Category:Behavior]][[Category:User_Assistance]][[Category:User-driven_assistance]]
 

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