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Month: August 2013

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

From: "Darrell Anderson" <darrella@...>
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:08:58 -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 
>> 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, 
>> not when XBMC is in full mode. The popups appear in front of 
>> 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 
>> or kdialog is the culprit.

>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!

This is interesting. The kdialog passive popups are once again 
appearing on top of xbmc. Same xbmc package as I had before so 
something else changed in Trinity within the past 4 months, or 
possibly in my configurations, although with the htpc I seldom 
tinker with that. I wonder what fixed the problem....

Oh well, nice to see thenm working again! :-)