Kbd LEDs: now in notification area (if you need them)

8:36 am g-s-d, gnome

The picture explains everything (in relation to this bug):

Kbd LEDs

Turned on/off using gconf entry. Open questions:

  1. Should I request stock icons (instead of png files in g-s-d) – for themability?
  2. Should the icon names be added to “well known icons list” in the notification area applet?
  3. Should the gconf entry be made visible through the kbd capplet (checkbox)?
  4. Most important: can anyone with designer skills better than mine create 6 icons that would look better than that?
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=616380

13 Responses

  1. Pascal Terjan Says:

    Icon looks familiar to Parisian people
    http://www.ratp.info/picts/moteur/ligne/rer_rerA.gif :)

  2. Sergey Udaltsov Says:

    :)))

  3. block Says:

    Maybe this isn’t appropriate place for this question but: whether the GNOME will adopt Ubuntu’s “tray-less approach” which they want to introduce in next releases? And where will go the kbd indicator in case of tray removal?

  4. David Says:

    I would love to see these indications integrated with the keyboard language icon (though I’m not exactly sure how that would look, design-wise). It would fit quite well into Ubuntu’s recent efforts, as all keyboard-related indicators and notifications could be unified into one icon/menu.

  5. Philip Says:

    I don’t know about the other questions you’ve asked, but:

    2. Almost certainly, yes, since they’re going to be there all the time.

    The icons should not rely purely on colour to show whether the “LED” is on, since that would render them useless for partially-sighted or colour blind users.

  6. Rob J. Caskey Says:

    Great, now we just need a hardware database of keyboards without hardware indicators so we know when to show it!

  7. Sergey Udaltsov Says:

    Let ubuntuers implement those hacks:)

  8. Sergey Udaltsov Says:

    Enough databases. XKB geometry contains that info. If it does not – it should be updated.

  9. tvst Says:

    To answer question 1: If there *are* xdg stock icons for those purposes, then you should totally use them. Otherwise, you can propose them to freedesktop ;)

    Btw, this applet is going to be a lifesaver for me, with my LED-less wireless keyboard. Keep up the good work!

  10. Gucci Says:

    Great, now we just need a hardware database of keyboards without hardware indicators so we know when to show it!

  11. chanel Says:

    The icons should not rely purely on colour to show whether the “LED” is on, since that would render them useless for partially-sighted or colour blind users.

  12. chanel Says:

    It would fit quite well into Ubuntu’s recent efforts, as all keyboard-related indicators and notifications could be unified into one icon/menu.

  13. gucci Says:

    (though I’m not exactly sure how that would look, design-wise). It would fit quite well into Ubuntu’s recent efforts, as all keyboard-related indicators and notifications could be unified into one icon/menu.