We are working on a desktop app with lots of events/alerts/notifications. Because of that, we created a 'notification drawer', similar to the this one:

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My question is: do you expect the snackbars and banners (that generate the notifications inside the drawer) to keep appearing (outside of it) when you have the drawer open? or would you just let them know (somewhere in the drawer) that they have new notifications and they need to update the panel?

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    If you are going to indicate incoming notifications inside the dropdown, I think it will be better to directly refresh the list. The red dot indicating unread notifications can be retained to indicate new notifications regardless of whether the drawer is open. – Ren Aug 19 '19 at 10:37

There is very less duration user keeps drawer open. It would help if drawer is open, new notifications can hover for a short duration on upper right corner and fade away and gets added to existing opened drawer. If this is done for every notification, would be a consistent experience for user.

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