Info.icon at system.tray

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Tue Sep 29 11:13:45 BST 2009

Kevin Krammer posted on Tue, 29 Sep 2009 08:48:25 +0200 as excerpted:

> On Tuesday, 2009-09-29, paulo wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm sure that everybody knows about this information icon that shows up
>> every once in a while in the system tray. For example, when I copy some
>> files, it shows up together with a pop-up window which displays the
>> progress of the whole copying process. Yet, it soon disapears and, even
>> though the icon is still there, there seems to be no way of getting it
>> back. I can click the info icon, but it does nothing. Therefore I was
>> wondering why to dysplay the icon during the whole copy process, it it
>> has now use what so ever. On the other hand it could be used to show
>> and hide the pop-up window.
>> This might actually be a bug.
> Could be.
> The way it works here is that clicking the 'i' icon shows the progress
> info again or hides it if it is currently shown.
> I faintly remember a problem during KDE 4.2 where this wouldn't work
> when compositing (Desktop effects) was disabled. Seems to work fine in
> 4.3 though.

That's true.  But depending on the "notification" (for that's the 
notification area, AFAIK), some notifications disappear after a timeout, 
with no way I've seen, if they just happened to catch one's eye as they 
disappeared, of bringing them back to see what the notification was all 

I'm not sure if there's a bug somewhere or a brainstorm request or 
something, but it'd sure be nice to have that configurable, say, to 
remember the last N notifications, where the config UI for N might 
involve a spinbox (or slider) allowing it to be set from say zero, to 50, 
or whatever, with perhaps 2, 3 or 5 the default.

If the notifications also came with a timestamp, that would make it even 
more useful, as it would be a little minilog of notifications, that way.

Put it this way, the current behavior is a bit of an irritation here, but 
not enough that I've bothered to look for a bug or a brainstorm on it.  
But since it came up on the list, I thought I might as well throw in my 
opinion.  What do you think?  Worth bugging or brainstorming?  Which?  
Any others have any comments?  Maybe they already know about a bug/
brainstorm with it?

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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