Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#6407 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Add ability to designate sounds to play when not in focus

Reported by: andrewkincaid Owned by: lschiere
Milestone: Component: unclassified
Version: 2.4.3 Keywords: sound focus
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Description

I have a situation where I run pidgin locally and have a remote control session to another computer in full screen. It would be nice to designate "message received" to play only when not in focus. That way, "message received begins conversation" would play when someone starts a conversation that I cannot see. If I brought the conversation into focus, I would not hear "message received" events as they would only play when not in focus. If I happen to be out of the room when the conversation starts and miss the initial sound and if the other person continues to ping me with messages, the "message received" event would continue to play a sound until I brought the conversation into focus. So maybe the modification would be two additional columns in the Sound Events area where you could check "In Focus" and/or "Not in focus" for each event - just a suggestion. Thank you! -Andrew

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

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For your scenario, why wouldn't having all sounds disabled when focused work just as well? I'm not seeing the part where you need different behavior for some sounds.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by andrewkincaid

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A global "no sounds when in focus" would work for me. :) I was just thinking someone else may have a different need.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

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Have you not seen the existing "Sounds when conversation has focus" checkbox in the "Sounds" tab of the preferences?

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by andrewkincaid

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Yes, but I'm looking for the opposite feature - sounds when conversation does not have focus.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

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So you uncheck it and the sounds will occur when the conversation doesn't have focus and will not occur when it does!

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by andrewkincaid

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That's what I would like it to do but that is not what it currently does. When "Sounds when conversation has focus" is checked, it only plays sounds when in focus. When "Sounds when conversation has focus" is not checked, it plays sounds all the time. Neither option suppresses sounds when in focus.

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

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I think you should test it again - I just retested it myself to make sure that it works the way I indicated above (and it does).

It wouldn't make any sense to work the other way.

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by andrewkincaid

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Doh! You are correct. I have no clue what I was thinking. I guess I was hearing the sounds and the window was not in focus and I thought it was. That's what I get for doing too many things at once. Thank you for setting me straight! Now if I could only delete this request... :)

comment:9 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

:)

comment:10 Changed 11 years ago by andrewkincaid

Really - thank you for taking the time to help a stupid user - I do appreciate it!!! :)

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