Timeout for KMessageBox (Was: Patch for KMessageBox)

David Faure dfaure at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se
Mon May 12 14:49:24 BST 2003

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On Monday 12 May 2003 15:44, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> 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
> essential.

But it's so specific that I don't think KMessageBox should have support for it
(not with a visible count-down timer at least).

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David Faure -- faure at kde.org, dfaure at klaralvdalens-datakonsult.se
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