Begin fading the OSD immediately
Review Request #124409 - Created July 20, 2015 and submitted
|Kai Uwe Broulik|
This makes the OSD begin fading out over a long period of time immediately after it has shown. Makes the OSD less annoying while currently reading something or watching a video. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxmpwG-2saE
Works. Quite enjoyable. As suggested by mklapetek
This needs quite a bit of testing in real world: how does it behave with changing content underneath (e.g. a video, scrolling web browser), heavy load on the system, heavy load on the compositor, etc.
Nice presentation, as always. But I'm not so sure that the realization of fading out quickly meets the needs from 'OSD is disturbing'. The second when the OSD is shown is still annoying (interaction during the fading might restart) and those who want to 'read' it need to reactivate the OSD. The issue could be solved by some kind of 'dismiss' or 'don't show again' interaction. Another simple way is to hide immediately on any key down, on mouse click etc. If that all is not possible at the OSD itself, perhaps because of security issues, a dialog (KCM) could help. And last but least please consider to bind this feature to activities.