[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.


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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