Hello. It's my first post on the forums, and I'm sorry if the question is very trivial. I haven't been able to find the answer anywhere on the web.
The problem is that KDE notifications persist indefinitely even after explicitly dismissing them. An example is suppose I download something in Firefox. I get a notification that it's downloaded. I can do two things. Either I activate it (or click the little x in the corner to get rid of it) or I ignore it. If I activate it, it should go away, right? Well, it doesn't. The notification area shows that I still have a notification. And when I opt to see that notification, it's the one I just activated (or just dismissed), i.e. the completed download in this case. If I activate it (or dismiss it) again, then it goes away for real.
Now for the second scenario, i.e. the one in which I just ignore it. The notification area shows me that I have a notification. I opt to see that notification and then either activate it or dismiss it. Regardless of what I do, the notification remains there. It's after I activate or dismiss it the second time that it goes away permanently.
This happens for every notification from every application. Is it a situation faced by anyone else? And if yes, how were you able to change this behaviour?
Last edited by genghizkhan91 (2013-05-09 13:54:52)
Have you tried "rm -r ~/.kde4" to reset to your current version's defaults? You can also rename the directory if you are afraid of loosing settings.
BTW, it works fine to me, I only have to click once on the X.
Thanks. It didn't really solve the problem, though there was one change. If I ignore it, then I don't have to close it twice. But the first thing remains. If I've already activated it, then the notifications tray does not remove that notification. I still see it there. I have to click the notification icon in the tray and then dismiss it again.
Hmmm, I didn't realise, but it seems to happen to me to... I'll do some research and maybe fill in a bug report.
I've also seen this since KDE 4.10. Notifications can only be completely removed by pulling up the notification widget history and closing them there; closing the notification when it first pops up leaves it in the notification history, which is especially annoying if the notification widget is set to show only when there are outstanding notifications, since you have to dismiss each one twice over.
This behaviour appears to be the subject of KDE Bug 311413, filed in December; it is confirmed and has a patch, but doesn't list a target release for incorporating the fix as yet.
This is outrageous. It's 4.10 and they haven't figured out yet how to develop a competent notifications system.
True, that. If one installs telepathy, then the notifications have to be turned off for the application, they get immensely frustrating after a while.
Looks like the bug has been marked as fixed and a fix is due in 4.10.3 (Reference - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=311413). Yay!
Edit: Not gonna mark this as solved until 4.10.3 actually does prove to solve this bug.
Last edited by genghizkhan91 (2013-04-29 22:16:09)
This was driving me crazy since, well, ever.
And I though it was just a *really* poor UI choice from the KDE developers.