Timeout for KMessageBox (Was: Patch for KMessageBox)

Adriaan de Groot adridg at sci.kun.nl
Mon May 12 14:44:45 BST 2003

On Mon, 12 May 2003, Daniel Naber wrote:

> On Monday 12 May 2003 13:42, Reinhold Kainhofer wrote:
> > Is this a functionality that would be handy somewhere else so that it
> > justifies extending KMessageBox?
> I think a timeout dialog is just a usability problem in most cases. It
> needs some visual feedback to show users that there is a timeout, but this
> will tell the user to hurry up ("enter you password in 5 seconds or bad
> things will happen").

His yes, no or cancel within 30 seconds or the sync with your palm pilot
will hang indefinitely due to underlying protocl issues and it will eat up
your batteries if you're not cafeul, after which you pilot's data will be
lost. In this case, it's not a usability problem, it's pretty darn

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