Admin notices result in empty space near the top of the screen when Focus is activated. Some notices, such as the upgrade network notice, do not fade away when Focused. Focus must reserve space for the notices so that they can be winked back in when unfocused. I’ve long wanted dismissable admin notices. Accommodating Focus seems like a good motivation to finally make notices dismissable. After saving a draft, being stuck with a padded header The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. while Focused is annoying. Being able to click to dismiss notices would workaround this (rewriting the url to get rid of the message query arg would also be nice) .
The network upgrade notice remains visible when Focused. The admin notice is hidden, but space is left for it.
Here’s what that page looks like unfocused. The “Page draft updated” notice pops up every time you save and there is no way to get rid of it without reloading or leaving and reentering your edit session.
Screen while unfocused. The Post draft updated notice is the cause of the empty space while focused.
Here’s an example on dotcom, which often has persistent admin notices. I wish these were dismissable, even if only for the current page load.
Padding at the top when focused
Caused by two persistent notices