[Design] [D/F] Other's alarms
sheila at osafoundation.org
Thu Dec 28 13:20:52 PST 2006
On Dec 28, 2006, at 11:28 AM, Jared Rhine wrote:
> I subscribe to a couple of other people's office calendars. As a
> result, I get lots of alarm pop-ups. A pretty small percentage are
> mine, so they are starting to feel like a nuisance.
> It's fair to assume that these subscriptions were shared with
> "share alarms" checked. During my last restore, I avoided any
> "share alarms" widgets during the initial subscription process, but
> the sharer settings are what matter, correct?
> The collections don't represent group projects with the sharer;
> they are "work calendars" used primarily for scheduling with
> coworkers. I'm musing whether this issue would still be an issue
> if I was using future scheduling features, or freebusy (which
> probably doesn't have alarms, right?).
> But there's also an aspect of tracking some projects/collections in
> a light, read-only sort of way. I believe this mode is likely to
> be used across user profiles and phases; it's not hard to imagine
> hubs, casual collaborators, individual contributors, and others
> having a few collections subscribed in this fashion. Does it seem
> like "other's people's alarms" will be seen by many adopters?
> Ultimately, I'd love to be able to just not get pop-up alarms for
> subscribed collections when I indicate that preference. Probably
> not feasible in Preview?
> Side question: All alarm notifications also leave Chandler as the
> foreground app after I interact with the notification dialog. I
> was hoping that a dismissed alarm dialog would leave me in the app
> I was working in. I was hoping to check if this was a known issue
> or by-design before filing the ticket; thoughts?
Jared, I believe Mimi wanted this behavior but it was going to be
difficult to implement do we had to punt on it. I may be confusing
this with the issue of having alarm's popup when you are not running
> -- Jared
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