[Konsole-devel] [RFC] Remove the --background-mode feature.

Kurt Hindenburg kurt.hindenburg at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 16:12:05 UTC 2012

On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 10:27 AM, Jekyll Wu <adaptee at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would propose removing the --background-mode feature from konsole,
> because it was and is still a very hacky and immature feature even after it
> has been added for 4 years.
> Its problems:
> 1. it only works for the very first window. The global shortcut only
> toggles the visibility of the very first window.
> 2. it doesn't remember and restore the position of the first window
> 3, it has never been further polished or developed after it was added.
> Another strong proof is there are only 2 related reports about that option
> on bugs.kde.org :
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.**cgi?id=258850<https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=258850>
> it is for a strange and unreproduciable startup warning message, not
> directly related with this --background-mode feature itself.
> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.**cgi?id=94348<https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94348>
> That is why this --background-mode option was introduced. See comment #3.
> A feature receiving almost zero bug reports is either perfect, or is
> something nobody uses .  Based upon my above observation of its problems, I
> really think the latter explanation looks more convincing.
> All in all, I feel that option is more like a trick or demonstration of
>  "we can also do what yakuake does. well, kind of", other than a
> well-designed and mature feature. Although I have not got any statistics, I
> really doubt how many users really like, use or even know about that
> feature.
> Hi, I would tend to agree.  It is fine with me to remove when master is

> Any idea ?
> Regards
> Jekyll
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