[Bug 167860] New: no mechanism for undoing "do not ask again"

aspnes at cs.yale.edu aspnes at cs.yale.edu
Thu Jul 31 17:17:38 CEST 2008


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           Summary: no mechanism for undoing "do not ask again"
           Product: kde
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: unassigned-bugs kde org
        ReportedBy: aspnes cs yale edu


Version:            (using KDE 3.5.9)
Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
OS:                Linux

Many tools offer dialogs with a "do not ask again" option.  There does not appear to be any standard mechanism (or in many cases any mechanism at all, short of editing well-hidden config files) for undoing this choice.  This allows naive users to make permanent changes to the behavior of their KDE installation that can't be recovered from.

Example:

Insert new media.

Click "do nothing" and "do not ask again".

Seek in vain for a control panel option that undoes this.


(other examples abound---this is a general usability problem for almost all KDE applications.)


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