Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#311 Postby Zevon » Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:59 am

A convenient update earlier so here's a snapshot of the misaligned balloon.
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It happened very quickly but I could have sworn it was aligned properly for a moment and then as the tray fully loaded the icons it went a few paces to the right as in the snapshot.
Not really a big problem but I hope it doesn't indicate one elsewhere in the desktop code.
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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#312 Postby Adrian » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:57 am

What's the icon that it points to?

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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#313 Postby arjaybe » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:52 pm

I guess the balloon just doesn't move after it's painted.
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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#314 Postby Zevon » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:37 pm

Adrian wrote:What's the icon that it points to?


That's a weather widget from the KDE collection, before I added that the balloon lined up with the scissors icon, next on the right. I'd normally be using a weather widget in conky or gkrellm.

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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#315 Postby Zevon » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:39 pm

arjaybe wrote:I guess the balloon just doesn't move after it's painted.


If I can trust my eyesight then that's what I think I saw, the background moved and the balloon stayed where it was.

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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#316 Postby kmathern » Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:53 pm

Zevon wrote:
Adrian wrote:What's the icon that it points to?


That's a weather widget from the KDE collection, before I added that the balloon lined up with the scissors icon, next on the right. I'd normally be using a weather widget in conky or gkrellm.

Do you normally have the apt-notifier icon in the system tray (visible all the time) or do you use it's "Hide until updates available" feature which only displays the apt-notifier icon when updates have shown up?

In my case I have the apt-notifier icon visible all the time so the icons in the system tray are pretty much in a static state when the notification balloon appears.

I can see the possibility of the balloon being misaligned if the apt-notifier icon is being added to the system tray around about the same time that the balloon is shown.

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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#317 Postby Adrian » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:02 pm

I can see the possibility of the balloon being misaligned if the apt-notifier icon is being added to the system tray around about the same time that the balloon is shown.

That's probably it, didn't we add a wait time to make sure that's not the case... don't remember...

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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#318 Postby kmathern » Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:05 pm

Adrian wrote:
I can see the possibility of the balloon being misaligned if the apt-notifier icon is being added to the system tray around about the same time that the balloon is shown.

That's probably it, didn't we add a wait time to make sure that's not the case... don't remember...

I remember some type of wait time being added but I think that was because the popup was appearing in the upper left corner of the screen.

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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#319 Postby Stevo » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:35 pm

I see that Squeeze also has update-notifier-kde, which has minimal extra dependencies. All it does, however, is pop up a notification that updates are available. It lacks all the extra functionality that the apt-notifier has.

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Re: Anybody thinking about an apt-notify plasmoid?

#320 Postby Zevon » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:29 pm

Sorry if it appears that I disappeared. :) Thanks for replies various and observations, I had to take a break from Mepis 'ing for a while to deal with health issues.

Anyway, I removed the weather applet and reverted the tray to the 'as installed' state. The displacement is still there 'one step to the right' as it were.
As the tray loads the background moves relative to the bubble if updates are already available. I've tried both hiding the icon and not, and the result is the same.
The whole phenomenon is not a deal breaker of course but it would look better to my eyes if the alignment precision was there. I'll admit a little nostalgia for
the way the icon works in M8.0. ;)


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