Systray jobs

Marco Martin notmart at
Sat May 2 17:11:43 CEST 2009

On Saturday 02 May 2009, Rob Scheepmaker wrote:
> On Friday 01 May 2009 20:39:43 Marco Martin wrote:
> > On Friday 01 May 2009, Rob Scheepmaker wrote:
> > > * Auto hiding after the dialog with jobs and notifications get's
> > > automatically shown because one get's added. Currently this is
> > > hardcoded to 6 seconds, but there are quite some requests for having no
> > > auto hiding at all. I do  very much prefer autohiding, since you can
> > > continue working without having to close the popup manually when you
> > > start a longer running job. However, some people prefer no autohiding
> > > because they have their systray on a second monitor for example, so it
> > > doesn't really block their workflow. I therefore suggest adding a
> > > config option to the systray, to configure the autohiding time.
> >
> > no another configuratio option makes no sense, i think autohiding is ok
> > now that the icon is animated (intuitive enough? needs real testing i
> > suppose) speaking of the animated icon, it seems that the text is
> > hardcoded to white? (not really happy with the look of it, but i don't
> > know how to do it better without tons of custom graphics...)
> Well, the issue is not really that it's unclear anymore since we've got
> both the animated icon, and the animated disappearance of the dialog, but
> that some people always want to be able to look at the jobs in progress
> without having to interact with the tray (click the spinner). See for
> example:
> The text isn't hardcoded to white btw, but I use Plasma::Theme::color to
> obtain the highlight color from the theme.
oh, so there is a wrong color in the air config file, have to correct it.

> > > ** when copying multiple files, you will only be able to open the file
> > > last copied. Possible solution here would be to check if there amount
> > > of files copied is bigger then 1, and provide opening the destination
> > > folder instead of the file in that case.
> >
> > what about always just provide the action to open the destination folder?
> > seems more useful?
> Hmm, for when you copy a bunch of files I agree, but when you for example
> just downloaded a single video file, it makes more sense to open that file
> in your default media player for example.

yeah, also true
> > > ** I don't like the labels in the completed job's widget. Something
> > > like "Dolphin finished copying 5 files" as message would be prettier,
> > > but that would also be something that has to be added to kjob/jobview.
> > > (I'm not really sure infomessage is really meant for that)
> >
> > yeah, or maybe even omit "Dolphin" :p
> Yeah, fair enough, the application logo is already there in the extender
> titlebar so it's not 100% necesarry. Still.... I'm wondering if this would
> be possible without having to add stuff to kio. I don't feel comfortable
> myself with adding new public api to kjob with so little time before the
> freeze, and infomessage is normally really only used for a single verb, so
> I don't know if people would like it if we start abusing it for a long but
> pretty description of the job. The main issue is that the infoMessage
> ('Copying', 'Moving', 'Examining') has a capital first letter, plus i18n
> would probably be quite problematic, if we just got a random verb, the word
> finished and a amount of files, since the position of the words in the
> sentence might for some languages depend on the verb. (at least, that's
> what I assume) Anyway, help with this would be greatly appreciated :)
> Regards,
> Rob
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