[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#793073: Bug#793073: appfinder is created under other windows

Celejar celejar at gmail.com
Tue Jul 21 21:10:38 UTC 2015

On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:19:57 +0200
Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:

> On mar., 2015-07-21 at 16:17 -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > > xfrun4 from a terminal sure doesn't use startup notification. Use a
> > > shortcut for that.
> > 
> > Okay - I have Settings / Keyboard / Application Shortcuts restored to
> > their defaults, where <Alt>F2 triggers 'xfce4-appfinder --collapsed',
> > and I'm seeing this behavior. What setting needs to be adjusted to
> > invoke "startup notification"?
> Tick the adequately named “Use startup notification” checkbox in the
> shorcut edit dialogs.

Got it - seems to work now.

Yes, the box is adequately named - but how to bring up the edit dialog
is not. I had no idea the thing even existed. I had tried clicking and
double clicking on the shortcut, but apparently only on the "Shortcut"
field, which brings up the shortcut key selection, not the edit dialog.
It is hardly clear to the user that something interesting and different
happens when the "Command" field is double-clicked (nor does the
documentation here


say anything about this). Some hint or button might be a good idea.

Additionally, there's no explanation of what startup notification is,
and why it might be important. In fact, the Xfce FAQ itself implies
that all it does is cause an hourglass to be displayed while
applications are loading:

> What is the "use startup notification" option?
> If you select this option, the window manager will show an hourglass
> while the program is loading. The startup notification libraries have
> to be installed. They are probably available with your distribution.


Anyway, thanks much for the explanation, but I do think we need better
documentation / better defaults.

> Regards,
> -- 
> Yves-Alexis


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