Written by Menti the 11 Dec 09 at 14:44.
When I use Synaptic or Update manager, the opening and closing of popup windows lets me know that installing/uninstalling of packages has started or finished, even if I am seeing other windows. It is annoying, in fact, like a lot of popups, but I know what's happening.
On the other hand, if I leave Ubuntu Software Center doing something and open another program, the only way I can know if USC has finished is focusing on its window again.
this would be very annoying when installing many things, therefor they should implement check first. so i can check bundle of application then i click install, so when they finish it will notify me with something like this "installation finished", and NOT for every application.
Shady3D, precisely what I suggest is not notifying every time a single item is finished installing/uninstalling, but notifying every time the "in progress" section is closed because there is nothing else in progress.
If you install many things and you don't select a new item before finishing the installation of the previous, then you would have two notifications. But I wouldn't see that as annoying.
Regarding solution #2: I think that a launch button could be there for all installed applications. And you could launch the applications you have just installed through the history that will exist in future versions of USC.
Solution #2 isn't far from being a good idea. One useful feature to implement in the menu (accessible via the panel applet) is to have a section marked "New Programs" that lists all the programs that have been install since .
This way the user isn't annoyed by a notification asking him if he wishes to open newly installed programs, and yet he can still see which programs have been recently installed. (I take this idea to be similar to but better than Windows XP's implementation.)
This should be impemented. ThOSD should pop up on the corner saying USC has finished installing something. And for those of you who think if your installing more than 1 program, I never saw anyone installing 5 programs in one shot.