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Discussion in 'Unity Hub' started by Baste, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Baste

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    - You're using the latest version of the Unity hub!
    - Your licence is up to date!

    I see one of these every time I start up. Why? Notifications are for notifying users that's something's wrong, or that they need to make a choice about something. You don't have to show a notification on startup just because. It's annoying and distracting.
     
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  2. APSchmidt

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    What's wrong with getting notified that everything is fine, for once? :)
     
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  3. JoaoBorks

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    I agree.. I personally don't want to be notified unless it's something that I need to take action, for example update the app or update my license information.
     
  4. AbrahamDUnity

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    Hi @Baste,

    We're addressing notifications very soon and we'll make sure to review the relevance of each one. Stay tuned.

    Cheers,
     
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  5. Baste

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    Just wanted to post an update on this - since you're only able to show a single notification at a time, and they're there for a set amount of time, you get two major issues:

    - Unneccessary notifications (your license is up to date, you're using the latest version of the hub) covering important ones (looks like that project is already open).
    - If you're not actively looking at the notifications when they show up, you miss them. If it was an important one, then whoops too bad.

    You need to rethink your entire notification design.
     
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  6. APSchmidt

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    Maybe add them to the account icon, with a number, like here on the forums.
     
  7. AbrahamDUnity

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    @Baste,

    We are. There's a major initiative around notifications that is in the design phase right now. The toast message overshadowing was brought up before and we've been trying to figure a way to handle it gracefully (without covering the UI with messages). Thanks for posting.

    Best,
     
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