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Month: April 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] Tim: How to troubleshoot kdialog passive popups

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 16:54:23 -0500
> Tim,
> 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
> apps.
> 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.
> Thanks!
> Darrell

Any chance XBMC is now using an override redirect window?  If so, nothing
would be able to pop up over the XBMC window.

If XBMC is still using a traditional managed window, then my first suspect
would be twin's focus stealing prevention.

I hope this helps!