Disabling Plasma progress notifications?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Mar 23 19:38:26 GMT 2009

On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 19:40:07 +0100 Aurélien Gâteau <aurelien.gateau at canonical.com> wrote:
>Yuriy Kozlov wrote:
>> 2009/3/23 Aurélien Gâteau <aurelien.gateau at canonical.com>:
>>> Hi,
>>> I believe Plasma progress notifications should be disabled for Jaunty.
>>> The main problem with them is that they automatically disappear after
>>> some time. Lot of users associate the disappearing of the window with
>>> the completion of the copy. When transferring to/from a pluggable
>>> device, this can easily lead to data loss.
>>> Disabling these notifications is easy: Aaron explained it in this blog
>>> entry:
>>> http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/todays-tip-turning-off-fancy-schmancy.html
>> Wouldn't it be almost as easy to disable the disappearing?  I do think
>> that would be an improvement, I usually end up clicking the button to
>> get the notification back anyway.
>Disabling the disappearing requires a patch, which may not be that
>difficult, but still more intrusive than using a configuration option.
I think there is a KNotification bug that's at the root of the dissapearance.  If that could be fixed and would help other situations too, then I think it ought to be considered.

Personally, I didn't find the current situation confusing.

Scott K

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