[PATCH] On Screen Display

Josef Weidendorfer Josef.Weidendorfer at gmx.de
Wed Jan 29 09:38:04 GMT 2003

On Tuesday 28 January 2003 18:18, Jakob Schroeter wrote:
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> Hi,
> I have implemented an On Screen Display class for KDE. It displays some
> text on top of all windows without stealing the focus (similar to
> kpassivepopup) and is very configurable WRT location, color and font. It
> also scrolls.

Really cool.

Regarding the usage with knotify: Would it be possible to configure OSD 
attributes depending on the event type? I think it would be usefull to 
distinguish the events simple by the position or color, without having to 
read the actual event message. Takes less time to recognize a notification.
Perhaps integrate the attribute configuration into the KNotify dialog?

Further ideas:
* Blinking a few times, perhaps blending in/out
* Icons in the OSD (E.g. the mail icon for incoming mail)
* Allow for richtext.

> What do you think?
> Could this be put in cvs for KDE 3.2?
> Jakob

Sure. I like it.


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