Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:49 am
Please, let me know how I can disable the popup globe that appears in the middle of my screen each time I switch with Control-Alt-K between keyboard layouts!
I switch a lot, and this pop-up blocks my view each time.
I already disabled everything in the effects and notifications menus I could, but this globe still is there.
I am using OpenSuse 42.1, kda-plasma (I believe -- I am using the default KDE setup).
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:43 am
Plasma version ?
The KDE Info center - alt + f2 and type kinfo should tell the plasma version.
Testing at here:
- Plasma 4 doesn't have pop up with the keyboard layout switch
- Plasma 5 (5.6.1) is showing the plasma osd:
It seems that the plasma osd doesn't have any settings - Bug 347123 - OSD is distracting and annoying: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=347123
You could file a bug at the https://bugs.kde.org .
Hiding the plasma osd:
Where it is:
My look and feel theme is Puff (org.kde.puff.desktop)
So I'm editing the /usr/share/plasma/look-and-feel/org.kde.puff.desktop/contents/osd/Osd.qml
Restarting the plasma shell - log out - log in - will restart the plasma shell.
Testing -> No osd.
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:23 pm
Thank you for your help!
Your recommendation worked, I found the file, set the timeout to 0, and now my miserable problem is over
Via your instructions, I also found the plasma version in the KDE info center: 5.4.2
I wonder how such a loudly annoying bug managed to make its way into the official OpenSUSE 42.1 distribution...
In fact, I was at the point of quitting KDE and going for gnome, the notification problem was so annoying.
However, I ran into a wall there, too: when gnome started up (?) after I opted for it when starting my session, I got a black screen only with a mouse cursor -- no matter how I tried, I couldn't get gnome (?) to produce a window or a menu for me. Something must be wrong with the way OpenSuse / KDE is installed by default...
Thank you again,