PuTTY wish pageant-activity-ind

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summary: Visual/aural indication of Pageant activity
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: fun: Just needs tuits, and not many of them.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.

When Pageant performs an action such as signing something, perhaps we should indicate this is going on in some way - by tweaking its icon in the system tray, or playing a sound, or something. That way, attentive users might stand a chance of noticing unexpected activity, and could then check an event log for potential abuse of agent forwardings.

Not sure how exactly to animate the icon, whether it should be different for different operations, and so on.

Some people would undoubtedly find this annoying and intrusive and place lots of trust in their servers, so it should be configurable off.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2017-04-28 16:52:45 +0100)