Bug 268439 - Notification popups wiggle/resize very fast when copying files
Summary: Notification popups wiggle/resize very fast when copying files
Alias: None
Product: plasma4
Classification: Plasma
Component: notifications (show other bugs)
Version: 4.9.3
Platform: openSUSE Linux
: NOR normal with 329 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marco Martin
: 268346 272638 291985 292886 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: notifications-layout
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Reported: 2011-03-14 08:29 UTC by Denis Kuplyakov
Modified: 2012-11-23 13:31 UTC (History)
21 users (show)

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Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In:

minimize the window notification (77.82 KB, image/jpeg)
2011-07-23 13:33 UTC, Igor Strelnikoff

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Description Denis Kuplyakov 2011-03-14 08:29:22 UTC
Version:           unspecified (using KDE 4.6.0) 
OS:                Linux

When I am copying files, notification indicates the process, and shows a name of current file which is copying. When files are small in size, but their names with path have very different length, popup resizes very often to big or to small. I think popup shouldn't resize to fit path, and should to be one size all the time.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Copy directory with many small files with long and short names, and click on notification for popup.

Actual Results:  
See details.

Expected Results:  
Notification popups shouldn't resize so often.

OpenSUSE 11.4
Comment 1 Alexander Potashev 2011-03-28 17:23:45 UTC
*** Bug 268346 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Nikolay Rysev 2011-04-05 11:35:22 UTC
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
Comment 3 aditsu 2011-04-19 06:22:14 UTC
I also recorded 2 clips of the notification window in kde 4.6.2 showing this kind of problem, one with a SINGLE large file and another one with a lot of small files:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVVfJkXAcho and
Comment 4 Igor Strelnikoff 2011-05-05 21:45:08 UTC
Comment 5 Kai Uwe Broulik 2011-05-05 23:31:03 UTC
In General Plasma suffers from lags concerning to resizing of widgets. The same goes for Networkmanager Plasmoid, fortunately, most of the resizings could be suppressed. But still, if you resize or move extenders (the popup windows Plasmoids in the panel can emit), it gets really laggy. Even the transition from free floating (rounded borders) to attached (no border at one side) takes a second to apply.
The notifications and progresses in 4.6 are polished and occupying less space but in concerns of bugs and lags it is worse than 4.5. You cannot even resize the notifications anymore…
Comment 6 Igor Strelnikoff 2011-05-06 15:27:37 UTC
This bug is still present in KDE 4.6.2
Comment 7 Alessandro Nakamuta 2011-05-08 07:39:26 UTC
still present in kde 4.6.3
Comment 8 Dario Andres 2011-05-08 23:05:22 UTC
*** Bug 272638 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Igor Strelnikoff 2011-06-28 17:52:32 UTC
still present in kde 4.6.4

Comment 10 Kai Uwe Broulik 2011-06-28 17:56:18 UTC
The notification “polish” that was done for 4.6 did make more things wose than better.
You cannot even resize notifications anymore and on my 1920x1080 screen they are like 200 pixels wide with NO way of changing that.
Comment 11 S. Burmeister 2011-07-16 23:57:59 UTC
still valid for 4.7 RC2
Comment 12 Igor Strelnikoff 2011-07-23 12:28:55 UTC
This bug appears periodically in KDE 4.5.95
Comment 13 Igor Strelnikoff 2011-07-23 13:11:18 UTC
KDE 4.6.95
Comment 14 Igor Strelnikoff 2011-07-23 13:33:21 UTC
When you try to minimize the window notification, it folds properly (it is smaller than it should be) and disappears button enables him to return to its original size. See screenshot.
Comment 15 Igor Strelnikoff 2011-07-23 13:33:57 UTC
Created attachment 62115 [details]
minimize the window notification
Comment 16 lman 2011-10-03 08:02:26 UTC
Current resize policy for this window is really annoying. 
I think that best would be to define some maxWidth. Then while the operation is in progress the window should be able only to increase its width if it is needed, but not more than maxWidth. If the width of next element to copy/move/delete is smaller the current width it should remain unchanged.
Comment 17 JKAbrams 2011-11-20 09:37:37 UTC
Bug still present in KDE 4.7.3 on Arch Linux.
Comment 18 Janek Bevendorff 2012-06-10 22:37:40 UTC
*** Bug 291985 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 19 Janek Bevendorff 2012-06-10 22:41:16 UTC
Confirmed for 4.8.80.

The jumpiness bug happens also when you have two groups of notifications in the popup and one of them has already finished. Closing the finished group while the other one is still running also triggers the issue.

Similar issues have also been reported in Bug 284395 (besides some other notification popup bugs).
Comment 20 Janek Bevendorff 2012-06-10 22:46:29 UTC
*** Bug 292886 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 21 Janek Bevendorff 2012-08-05 15:47:34 UTC
Currently I'm not able to reproduce the wiggling popups in 4.9.0. Is this somehow fixed? There are still lots of other issues, but at least the jumping dialog is something I can't reproduce anymore at the moment.
Comment 22 Janek Bevendorff 2012-08-05 15:52:15 UTC
Actually, when I have a file operation running and add another one while having the notifications popup expanded, the width changes slightly, but then stays constant again.
So not completely fixed, but nearly (or is someone else still experiencing severely wiggling popups?).
Comment 23 Kai Uwe Broulik 2012-08-05 16:15:06 UTC
I actually did yesterday.
Comment 24 Marco Martin 2012-11-23 13:31:19 UTC
fixed in 4.10, complete rewrite