reminder popup privacy risks, just display a tray icon instead?



4 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: daniel, Unassigned)





4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0 Iceweasel/33.0
Build ID: 20140925145419

Steps to reproduce:

Create a calendar event or task with a reminder alarm.

Actual results:

Reminder popup appears while using laptop during a presentation or demo where other people are watching.

Expected results:

I would prefer to just have a flashing icon in the status tray without seeing the details of the reminder until I click the icon.  Even better, clicking the icon with left mouse button should just stop it flashing for some configurable period while shift click or a context menu should bring up the reminder list.

As a workaround, I realize that reminders can be completely disabled for a given calendar and re-enabled later but in practice people won't always remember to do that.


4 years ago
Summary: reminder popup privacy risks, just display a try icon instead? → reminder popup privacy risks, just display a tray icon instead?

Comment 1

4 years ago
I agree that there might be situations, where a reminder is not approriate to be displayed, but that would be true for mail and chat notifications as well. And on the other hand, most of the time users probably want get displayed that information without being forced to do additionally clicks.

I guess the standard workaround for that is to simply shut down the mail client for the presentation.

If implemented, there should be a general concept for mail, chat and calendar notifications/reminders.
Severity: normal → enhancement

Comment 2

4 years ago
People who regularly make presentations may remember to shut down the mail client but people who only do so very rarely may be oblivious to this issue.

Some people work in an environment where they are frequently interacting with clients or colleagues who come to look at things on their screen and they can't simply turn off the mail client every time somebody walks over to them.  E.g. a web designer spending a day at a client site.

Comment 3

3 years ago
Possibly a duplicate of bug 654726.

The Alarm dialog should not display when other app is full-screen. It should not steal focus. Options could be provided about how much info is shown (like Thunderbird already does for "Show an alert when new mail arrives" in Edit->Preferences->General)
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