Visual indicator was: Re: soc.2008.vv: 2b075cad: Added a mute button for the local microp...
phil at hannent.co.uk
Mon Jul 28 05:00:57 EDT 2008
> 2008/7/24 Phil Hannent <phil at hannent.co.uk>:
>> Is the vv integration planing on having a display when sound is coming from
>> the mic?
Generally I would say that a dialogue that blinks or moves can be distracting.
The old Windows 95 defragment utility was well known for people watching it like
It is very useful to have a visual indicator (and especially for what you are
doing). It is interesting to look at other clients screens  I see that Gtalk
give some visual feedback but the rest do not.
Ekiga  does not but there are strange numbers in its status bar.
iChat  and MSN Messenger  do not appear to do so.
I cannot tell from the screen shots if Yahoo  does or not.
Generally if you have implemented something its not worth removing it until a
strong consensus develops against it. I was just hoping that if it had not been
done that it could have been added as a plug-in.
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