KDElibs: KSystemTray: On window close dialog

Richard Smith kde at metafoo.co.uk
Tue Sep 28 15:50:53 BST 2004

On Tuesday 28 September 2004 12:06 am, Sébastien Laoût [temporar] wrote:
> - Some things I can't do (XComposite stuff, not urgent) is in comments

I think the XComposite stuff, or something like it[1], is actually essential.

Imagine the confusion a new KDE user would feel if, for whatever reason, their 
system tray was obscured[2], and try tried to close an application, only to 

1) told that the application wasn't closed,
2) told something about the system tray, which they may have never heard of 
before, and
3) shown a picture of some random portion of some window they have open, with 
a red circle on it.

If I saw Gnome do something as embarrassing as that, I'd laugh. But since the 
suggestion is to add it to KDE, I think I might cry. My opinion: a live 
screenshot should only be used if we can guarantee it actually shows the tray 
icon of the application in question.


[1] Such as raising/un-hiding the systray-containing window, or asking KWin if 
the appropriate section of that window is visible
[2] Yes, I know, Kicker is usually set always-on-top by default. But I 
installed KDE on a friend's computer once, and the first thing I was asked 
was, "how can I stop that thing from being in front of my stuff?". Also, who 
said KDE application users have to use Kicker?

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