System tray.

Neil Stevens neil at
Sat Sep 21 05:49:14 BST 2002

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On Friday September 20, 2002 09:45, Zack Rusin wrote:
> On Saturday 21 September 2002 00:25, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > On Friday September 20, 2002 09:19, Zack Rusin wrote:
> > > Well, I like that idea too. But there would have to be a way to
> > > specify what kind of a balloon tooltip widget we want to see - pure
> > > and simply, looking almost like a tooltip or one with an OK (or
> > > similar) and close buttons, something along the lines of:
> > >
> >
> > That's the sort of thing that should be done in KNotify, so that the
> > user can control just how and when he wants to be notified.  A second
> > systray system would just conflict with that, no?
> Well, the users don't have control over what atom the application sends
> to the tray. For example, lets say an instant messenger sends a message
> to the system tray with the username of the person from whom a message
> was received. Of course we could make Kicker handle those messages
> through knotify but if a user would select 'play a sound on event' then
> we would loose the informations that the app has sent us - in this case
> the username. But come to think of it, passing the widget type in an
> xevent might be very limiting.

Apps like Kopete shouldn't be sending messages to the system tray.  They 
should be using KNotify themesleves, like good KDE applications.

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