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.
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...
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.
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?
ShowNotifications=false works for me. Maybe you didn't restart all that needs restarting for the setting to take effect?
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?
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.
KDE needs restarting after the change, it works for me too
OK, looks like we've got persistent notifications working as of the latest kdebase-runtime builds:
* Thu Apr 16 2009 Rex Dieter <firstname.lastname@example.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.