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#26 2015-03-24 10:15:10

YordanPavlov
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Registered: 2015-03-23
Posts: 2

Re: How to stop window buttons blinking?

Hi thanks for he reply,
no it is not a Gizmo thing I am facing the problem for skype but other users are facing it for different apps. I have xfce4 with pannel where all the open windows have buttons. When a new message arrives in skype the skype button would keep blinking indefinitely until being pressed.

BR,
Yordan

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#27 2015-03-24 11:42:25

MountainDewManiac
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Registered: 2013-03-24
Posts: 776

Re: How to stop window buttons blinking?

I was referring to Skype, lol. I've never used it so IDK if it's a simple app or some kind of package (so I used the term gizmo).

I knew that the thread was discussing apps in the general sense that call for attention, thus causing their representation in the Window Buttons applet to flash... But I noticed that your issue was with Skype, specifically, so I wondered if there was something in that app that caused it to flash irrespective of the panel applet; I was thinking, if it's a communication application, they might assume that not everyone's desktop environment has a provision for the "attention flashing" and that users might consider notification of a Skype contact(?) to be of enough importance that - possibly - the developer had instituted his/her own attention routine. So I did a Google search and saw a reference to "/alertsoff" for turning off a flashing attention-getter (also /alertson for turning it back on, and /help for getting a list of such commands). It did seem to state that one must use the /alertsoff command for each open Skype window (opening a new window, or running the application fresh tomorrow would see the default (whichever that happens to be) setting). There may - probably is - a way to set the option permanently.

Again, that is only if your issue is specifically a Skype one. IOW, if you have tried the other suggestions in this thread and they do not work for Skype but DO work for other apps in general. In that case, it's probably worth a shot. If it does end up taking care of your flashing Skype representation in the Window Buttons applet, you might be able to find out how to make the change permanent via a web search.

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MDM


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#28 2015-05-16 21:29:13

nymanjens
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Registered: 2015-05-16
Posts: 1

Re: How to stop window buttons blinking?

Thank you, jlct021 for your great tutorial. I updated it for Ubuntu 14.04:

mkdir ~/Desktop/panel
cd ~/Desktop/panel
apt-get source xfce4-panel
cd xfce4-panel-4.11.0
nano libxfce4panel/xfce-arrow-button.c
    --> change:
        -#define MAX_BLINKING_COUNT (G_MAXUINT)
        +#define MAX_BLINKING_COUNT (0)
nano debian/source/format 
    --> change (quilt) to (native)
sudo apt-get build-dep xfce4-panel
sudo apt-get install devscripts build-essential fakeroot
debuild -us -uc
cd ..
sudo dpkg --install xfce4-panel_4.11.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
shutdown -r now

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#29 2016-04-29 18:55:37

stoptherock1
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Registered: 2016-04-29
Posts: 1

Re: How to stop window buttons blinking?

nymanjens wrote:

Thank you, jlct021 for your great tutorial. I updated it for Ubuntu 14.04:

mkdir ~/Desktop/panel
cd ~/Desktop/panel
apt-get source xfce4-panel
cd xfce4-panel-4.11.0
nano libxfce4panel/xfce-arrow-button.c
    --> change:
        -#define MAX_BLINKING_COUNT (G_MAXUINT)
        +#define MAX_BLINKING_COUNT (0)
nano debian/source/format 
    --> change (quilt) to (native)
sudo apt-get build-dep xfce4-panel
sudo apt-get install devscripts build-essential fakeroot
debuild -us -uc
cd ..
sudo dpkg --install xfce4-panel_4.11.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
shutdown -r now

Thank you, guys, for the solution.
I can confirm that it works on Ubuntu 14.04
In my case I set the blinking counter value to 3, so it blinks once, and then the button remains highlighted:

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Last edited by stoptherock1 (2016-04-29 19:25:07)

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