[PATCH] Turn Powerdevil suspend notification into a dialog

Dario Freddi drf54321 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 22:24:59 BST 2009

On Tuesday 22 September 2009 19:19:35 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> * is this a _real_ problem? how many people have not seen this and / or
>  failed to react properly (honestly, in my observations of people using KDE
>  4, the power notifications are perceived as already TOO intrusive!)

This alone would clear out the idea of making it a dialog

> * if it is a _real_ problem (versus something we're making into a problem
>  by expecting people to have issues with the interaction of it) then how
>  can we address is without causing other unwanted steps backwards in visual
>  design or functional consistency?

Quite easy from my POV. The reason why I agreed to this patch was that the 
notification is collapsed after a few seconds. If this was not the case, I 
would not have considered the possibility of turning it into a dialog.

What about extending KNotification by having a parameter that would make the 
notification not to collapse after a few seconds? That would fix the issue in 
the best way. And considering that the notification already acts this way (if 
configured so) for KIO jobs, I bet that's fairly achievable without too much 

> as for the 10->30s time increase, that's probably sensible.

Yes, or even 20 as Sebastian pointed out. That could be a even more sensible 



Dario Freddi
KDE Developer
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