Disabling Plasma progress notifications?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Mon Mar 23 21:46:39 GMT 2009

On Mon, 23 Mar 2009 22:36:47 +0100 Aurélien Gâteau <aurelien.gateau at canonical.com> wrote:
>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.

The reason I didn't find it confusing is that after the notification goes there is an "i" item on the taskbar that if you click on it reopens the notification.  This seemed clear to me the first time I encountered it.

If this is a deliberate upstream design, then I think we ought to stick with it.

Scott K

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