Bug 23917 - gtk+ module is spammy
Summary: gtk+ module is spammy
Alias: None
Product: PackageKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2009-09-14 02:05 UTC by Vincent Untz
Modified: 2018-08-21 15:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Vincent Untz 2009-09-14 02:05:35 UTC
Since we started enabling the gtk module in openSUSE, we got many people complaining about it: it's basically too spammy because it breaks your workflow.

An example where it's quite annoying: open a .desktop file in less in a terminal. The dialog pops up. Close the dialog. Press space to see some more content of the .Desktop file. The dialog pops up. Cry.

I'm not completely sure how to best fix this, but using a notification instead of a dialog would be a tiny improvement. Long term, though, it should really be up to each app to use a GtkInfoBar to propose the font installation, I think.
Comment 1 Jean-François Fortin Tam 2012-01-05 10:50:44 UTC
Hi there,
This bug report is very old and based on a version not supported anymore. 

Please feel free to reopen if this is still a problem with the latest version.
Comment 2 Christian Persch (GNOME) 2012-01-13 12:44:00 UTC
The module hasn´t changed since, and so yes, this is still the same problem.
Comment 3 Richard Hughes 2018-08-21 15:53:07 UTC
We moved the upstream bugtracker to GitHub a long time ago. If this issue still affects you please re-create the issue here: https://github.com/hughsie/PackageKit/issues
Sorry for the impersonal message, and fingers crossed your issue no longer happens. Thanks.

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