Bug 488737 - Disable Plasma notifications for jobs
Summary: Disable Plasma notifications for jobs
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kde-settings
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2009/01/to...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-03-05 15:41 UTC by Markus S.
Modified: 2009-04-28 16:17 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-04-28 16:17:06 UTC
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Description Markus S. 2009-03-05 15:41:57 UTC
I hope it's not too late for it to be included in Fedora 11:
Many new KDE 4.2 users at first don't get it that the progress bar for longer jobs (such as downloads) hides after a while. This can result in data loss when copying data between devices.
I suggest a simple fix:
Disable that Plasma takes over to show them and display the "old school" windows again.

Just add the following two lines to plasma-appletsrc:


In KDE 4.3 the behaviour will probably be modified so this particular bug is only for Fedora 11.

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2009-03-05 15:52:52 UTC
The simple fix as provided is a per-user solution, not sure how to make that a global default yet.  

We probably should strongly consider this for F-9/F-10 too...

Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2009-03-05 16:22:40 UTC
Won't it work if we just stick this in kde-settings's plasma-appletsrc?

I think we should also consider ShowNotifications=false, as the systray notifications interact badly with KPackageKit.

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2009-03-05 16:32:02 UTC
fwiw, my initial testing was that ShowNotifications=false didn't affect Kpackagekit notifications, but maybe I just did something wrong.

Anyone else try testing this?

Comment 4 Kevin Kofler 2009-03-05 16:39:37 UTC
ShowNotifications=false works for me. Maybe you didn't restart all that needs restarting for the setting to take effect?

Comment 5 Steven M. Parrish 2009-04-04 21:38:54 UTC
1 person says no, the other yes.  Can we get a consensus?  Does the ShowNotifications=false solve the issue and if so how soon can it be implemented?

Comment 6 Markus S. 2009-04-04 22:31:40 UTC
Whatever you do, you should implement it before Fedora 11 is final.
Has ShowJobs=false already been implemented? I don't run the beta of 11.

Comment 7 Than Ngo 2009-04-28 16:07:20 UTC
KDE needs restarting  after the change, it works for me too

Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2009-04-28 16:17:06 UTC
OK, looks like we've got persistent notifications working as of the latest kdebase-runtime builds:
* Thu Apr 16 2009 Rex Dieter <rdieter@fedoraproject.org> - 4.2.2-4
- fix persistent systray notifications (#485796)

which mitigates the issues raised, here.  

For those that still want to diable the new stuff, you're welcome to use the aforementioned hack.

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