[Kde-accessibility] System Bell

Peter Grasch peter at grasch.net
Sun Jan 11 23:10:50 UTC 2015


> On 06 Jan 2015, at 14:00, Heiko Tietze <heiko.tietze at user-prompt.com> wrote:
> The survey about system settings did reveal some confusion about the system bell (i.e. there was no clear association with other settings). Most users do not even know what the system bell can be used for (and even experts doubt to have the hardware). But there are still people who want it for low latency audio feedback [1] and notification on the console [2].
I’m sure there are some users. But correct me if I’m wrong - none of the ones you pointed to have a real need for the KCM as it is now. (we already have low latency visual feedback regardless of a visual bell)

> Nevertheless I agree with removing this feature or rather harmonizing with default notification. As a notification feature you could bind the system bell to some special activities, like console tasks. And disabled people adjust notifications instead of accessibility, or both.
A “beep” backend for KNotify would be nice and probably reasonably easy to implement.
I think this should become a wish list item. Nevertheless, this imho shouldn’t block the removal of the KCM.

Best regards,
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