the Notification Window which replaced in the Notes 11 theme the Status Bar is very practical , but has a big drawback:
Whatever an application prints, the user will not see it, until one clicks on the bell icon. So far so good, but what happens if a local agent runs on lets say 20'000 documents ? While the agent is running the user can click on the bell icon and .... nothing happens ! He has to wait until the agents ends to see that the agent estimated a run time of 10 minutes arund 10 minutes ago. That would have been enough time to do something else or make a good coffee.
Thus I suggest to allow to show a small window when the local agents starts which can contain i.e. up to 3 lines of text. It should be bound to the agent session to let the user know what the agent is now actually doing. It would be even greater if one even could insert a progress bar ... (dreaming...)
Jochen "Joe" Herrmann