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Month: April 2013

Tim: How to troubleshoot kdialog passive popups

From: "Darrell Anderson" <darrella@...>
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:43:16 -0500

A small problem that has bugged me for a while. On my HTPC I use 
kdialog passive popups to remind me when a TV recording starts or 
stops. This is helpful to me when I run XBMC because I run XBMC in 
full screen.

Originally when I built my HTPC I used KDE 3.5.10. The popups 
always appeared in front of XBMC, which satisfied my intent.

Through the past many months I updated the HTPC: the operating 
system from Slackware 12.2 to 14.0, KDE 3.5.10 to Trinity GIT, 
Nvidia proprietary drivers, and XBMC from 9.01 to 10.1.

The popups no longer appear in front of XBMC. When I toggle XBMC 
from full screen to windowed mode I can see the kdialog popups, but 
not when XBMC is in full mode. The popups appear in front of other 

This is not a killer problem. :-) I realize there are several 
variables at play, but I don't know how the kdialog mechanism 
works. I'd appreciate ideas for determining whether Trinity (twin?) 
or kdialog is the culprit.