notification -- was: Is there a howto on essentials.

spir denis.spir at
Thu Nov 19 20:53:21 GMT 2009

Duncan <1i5t5.duncan at> wrote:

> spir posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2009 13:44:15 +0100 as excerpted:
> > Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at> wrote:
> > 
> >> All KDE notifications can be configured globally since all go through
> >> KDE's notification service knotify.
> >> Systemsettings -> Notifications
> > 
> > By me (kde4.3.2) this cannot be set _globally_,
> > only item by item. The reason for my question... 
> > EDIT: Sorry, hadn't seen the checked box in side "player" tab.
> You could of course try the system bell settings as well.  With the 
> checkbox checked to use it instead of system notification, and the bell 
> set to zero volume.
> Meanwhile, if you do prefer to have it silent, you may want a more 
> dramatic visual notification instead.   Again in "the application 
> formerly known as kcontrol", under personal, accessibility, 
> accessibility, bell tab, there's the Use Visible Bell option.  I haven't 
> enabled it for kde4, but back on kde3 I used it, and found it VERY 
> effective, if a bit disconcerting, at times, when a full-screen app 
> suddenly reverses color momentarily!  By the time the display reverted to 
> normal once again and my heart settled back to its normal place in my 
> chest instead of my throat, I'd realize that it was the system bell and 
> all would be fine, but it's **DEFINITELY** effective at getting one's 
> attention, that's for SURE!
> YMMV, but it's an option, and a drastically effective one at that, or at 
> least I found it so.

;-) can imagine your surprise! Won't even try it as I'm very sensitive for such things (my heart jumps to the ceiling when so knocks at the door)

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