Disabling Plasma progress notifications?

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at canonical.com
Mon Mar 23 21:36:47 GMT 2009

Scott Kitterman wrote:
> 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.

I am not sure it's a bug, from what I understand it is a deliberate choice.


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