Plamsa::PopupApplet and modal dialogs

Amos Kariuki amoskahiga at
Thu May 21 01:48:01 CEST 2009

Have a question regarding the Plasma::PopupApplet behavior after it
displays a modal dialog.  In the current implementation, when a modal
dialog is opened from the Popup applet, the applet automatically gets
hidden in the background while the modal dialog is still open.  I was
thinking the behavior should be that the Popup applet should always
remain visible if a child modal dialog is displayed.  Is this a
reasonable default behavior or is it not advisable to display modal
dialogs from popup-applets?

My scenario:
I have a Popup applet, docked to the panel, that displays a dialog
containing an "Add Folder" button.  When the user clicks the "Add
Folder" button, a modal KDirSelectDialog is displayed allowing the
user to select a folder that would be later displayed in the Popup
applet; however the pop-up applet gets hidden in the background.
After the user adds a folder, they have to reopen the Popup applet to
verify the folder got added.

I'm currently working around this by manually calling
PopupApplet::show() after opening the KDirSelectDialog but it feels
kind of hackish so I thought I'd get some opinions.

Amos Kariuki

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