[Bug 149696] New: cannot close dialog boxes

Gábor Nagy gnn at freemail.hu
Sun Sep 9 11:37:51 BST 2007

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           Summary: cannot close dialog boxes
           Product: kontact
           Version: 1.2.3
          Platform: Debian stable
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: gnn freemail hu

Version:           1.2.3 (using KDE KDE 3.5.5)
Installed from:    Debian stable Packages

When I start contact and my laptop is not connected to the internet, the mail check fails.
I have some 13 receiving mail accounts (POP3, IMAP) set up.
For each receiving account an error notification dialog box opens.

The problem is that I cannot close the dialog boxes in the order I want (in the order they are on the desktop). I have to close them in the right order: Error - Kontact <13> first, then Error - Kontact <12>, then 11, then 10.

If by chance number 11 is below number 10, 9, 8, 7, and 6 (this sort of thing happens), I cannot close #10, even though it has the focus.

So what happens: I have a dialog box, it has the focus, I click OK, and nothing happens.

The first time it took me quite a while to figure out that I have to close another, currently covered dialog box first to be able to close this one.

I think this is bad. The boxes should not depend on each other. Probably they are modal, and they should not be. 

I would like to be able to close them in any order, or leave them open, and still be able to continue using kmail.

And anyway, if I have no connection, and I am to be notified, one dialog box is enough, the other 12 is useless.

Another related scenario:
I read my mails, I write a reply, and I am not connected to the internet. Some minutes later kontact tries to check my mails again. Still no connection, so I get some error boxes again.
First of all: I think there is no need for those boxes. I know that I don't have a connection, so there's no need to tell me every 3 minutes.
Second, I am in the middle of doing something, and these error boxes have to be closed (in order) to be able to continue. I would like to just bring the composer front again, and finish the sentence I was in.
Third, it would be great if kmail could check if I have a connection or not before trying to access remote mail servers.
Also it would be great for kmail to be notified when a connection becomes available, and then it would try to download everything.


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