[kde-linux] Kmail tray - moving square at the bottom

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sat Sep 6 17:12:15 UTC 2008

On Saturday 06 September 2008, Bruce Bales wrote:
> I have recently acquired a moving icon in the bottom right-hand corner of
> the kmail window.  An arrow pointing upward and a small square that
> continually runs back and forth.  I can't see any use for it and it is very
> distracting. How can I eliminate it?

This is the KMail progress indicator which is being used when KMail runs jobs 
such as fetching mail.

Clicking the arrow button expands it to a more detailed view, e.g. telling you 
what jobs are running and how far they have progressed.
You can also cancel any of those jobs in the expanded view.

If the indicator is "running back and forth" it is showing progress of a job 
for which it couldn't determine a progress unit, e.g. when connecting to a 
server you know when you are done (are now connected) but you can't know 
beforehand when that will happen.

The indicator will disappear once all jobs have been completed so if you are 
seeing it at all time there is some uncompletable thing going on and you 
probably want to check what that thing is to actually solve the problem 
causing it to "hang"


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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