[chandler-users] Alarm notifications

Grant Baillie grant at osafoundation.org
Fri Aug 29 18:06:40 PDT 2008

Hi, Sean

There's a bit of a history to this bug. It turns out that this used to  
work better, but we had a nasty bug on Linux and Windows, where  
sometimes modal dialogs could come up beneath the reminders window,  
and freeze the app. See:


So, to fix this bug (which is really a problem in wx, our windowing/ 
graphics library), I put in the best known workaround, which was to  
make the reminders window basically be attached to the main Chandler  
window. Unfortunately, this results in the behaviour you see.

So, programming-wise, I don't know how to get the best behaviour here.  
There's no facility for playing a sound at the moment: it would take  
some programming effort to add this.


On 29 Aug, 2008, at 02:23, Sean Edison-Albright wrote:

> Greetings!
> I'm new to Chandler Desktop, running it currently under OpenSuse 11,
> KDE4.  I've noticed that when I set an alarm the alarm popup only
> pops-up within the context of the Chandler window.  If I'm working in
> another window (which is when I'm most likely to have a reminder go
> off) the Chandler tab on the taskbar blinks a few times and remains
> highlighted.  The reminder popup doesn't show up unless I switch over
> to the Chandler window.
> Since it's easy to miss that blinking, is there any way the popup can
> show up no matter what window is active?  Can Chandler be set to make
> a noise when the alarm goes off?
> Thanks for your help!
> Sean
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