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Make the updater less intrusive #751

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zingmars opened this Issue Oct 21, 2017 · 8 comments

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zingmars commented Oct 21, 2017

This is more of a request than a bug report, but please, make the auto-updater less intrusive. Right now it's seriously making me consider turning off automatic updating.

The problem is that when QOwnNotes finds an update, it pops up a dialogue saying that there's an update. That's good and all, but the problem is that it will take focus, meaning that if you're playing a video game or watching a movie (especially in exclusive fullscreen mode) you will now need get up and alt+tab back which can be quite an annoyance especially when the application gets an update what seems to be every other day (I'm not saying frequent updates are a bad thing, but combined with the intrusive pop-up, it can get a bit annoying).

Perhaps a better option would be to instead show the dialogue when QOwnNotes is opened from tray or otherwise properly focused. I certainly think that would be better UX than the current system.

Note: I'm using Windows 10.

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pbek commented Oct 21, 2017

Thank you for your suggestion.

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pbek commented Oct 23, 2017

The focus stealing did not happen for me under Windows 8, but I tried something to prevent occasions of it...

17.10.7

  • tried to prevent some occasions of focus stealing of the automatic update dialog

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pbek commented Oct 23, 2017

There now is a new release, can you please update and test it after the next update.

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pbek commented Oct 26, 2017

There now is a new release, could you please test it and report if it works for you?

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zingmars commented Oct 26, 2017

Yup, the window popped up in the background this time. I'll test tomorrow if it steals focus from full-screen video games or not, but so far it seems to be working.

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pbek commented Oct 26, 2017

There is a setting in the Debug settings to fake an old version number, in case you want to test after updating...

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zingmars commented Oct 28, 2017

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

Yup, works just fine. Thanks!

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pbek commented Oct 29, 2017

Great, thank you for testing!

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