Bug 179818 - Taskbar entry shows up on both screen when "mark taskbar entry" notification is triggered
Summary: Taskbar entry shows up on both screen when "mark taskbar entry" notification ...
Alias: None
Product: plasma4
Classification: Plasma
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Compiled Sources Unspecified
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
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Reported: 2009-01-06 17:37 UTC by Felix Eckhofer
Modified: 2009-01-07 11:53 UTC (History)
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Description Felix Eckhofer 2009-01-06 17:37:11 UTC
Version:            (using Devel)
Installed from:    Compiled sources

I'm using a twinview-configuration of KDE 4.2b2 having a panel with a taskbar on it on each screen. The taskbars are set to display only tasks from the current screen, which works well.
However, when a taskbar entry is marked (e.g. a kopete chat window on an incoming message), the taskbar entry appears on both screens.
When I move the window completely to the other screen and back the second taskbar entry disappears again.
Comment 1 Aaron J. Seigo 2009-01-06 17:58:59 UTC
the tasks widget shows windows demanding attention regardless of settings such as screen, desktop, etc.

when you activate the window and it loses its "demand attention" status, it should then go away.
Comment 2 Felix Eckhofer 2009-01-06 20:35:15 UTC
Thanks for your response. Unfortunately, the entry does not disappear after the window has been activated. It only disappears after the window has been moved around a little. So that's probably a bug.
Also, the magic lamp effect minimizes towards the "wrong" taskbar entry even after that entry has disappeared.

Furthermore I'm not sure if this new "feature" (compared to KDE 3.5) is actually desireable if both taskbar widgets are currently visible. It is really distracting because you have to search on which screen the window demanding attention is on. The whole point of the option "only tasks from this screen" option is to avoid that kind of distraction by having seperate taskbars on each monitor - right? Should I file a wishlist item for that?
Comment 3 Aaron J. Seigo 2009-01-06 20:45:18 UTC
SVN commit 906748 by aseigo:

tired of discussing things with people who are just going to keep re-opening things on bugs.kde.org.
i don't even use this feature, so my empathy level is pretty low in general for it.

ah, the return of "ruin the interface by committee" in kde!


 M  +5 -5      groupmanager.cpp  

WebSVN link: http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=906748
Comment 4 Felix Eckhofer 2009-01-07 11:53:44 UTC
Thanks a lot. Sorry if I somehow annoyed you - I honestly didn't mean to.
Is this going to make it into 4.2?