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Old 01-04-2018, 01:05 AM   #1
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Small Suggestion for Calibre

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Format conversions can take anything from a few seconds to several hours. Polish usually only takes a few seconds. Modify ePub can take up to a couple of minutes (as do the majority of format conversions).

Often while waiting for the job to finish I will start doing something else and get distracted. After a while I will remember the job and find it had finished quite a while earlier.

My suggestion is to add beep when any job is completed. This could be toggled so users who did not need/want it could turn it off.

What do people think?
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:15 AM   #2
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Unless you turned them off, calibre will send notifications on all completed jobs via your OSes notifications system.
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:56 AM   #3
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@Kovid - In windows 10 at least, there's no on/off switch for calibre notifications.

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I have some programs that have their own settings. e.g. firefox RSS sidebar, qbittorrent, malware bytes etc. Is there a setting in preferences, I looked in L&F, Behaviour, Tweaks, and Misc

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:11 AM   #4
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Unless you turned them off, calibre will send notifications on all completed jobs via your OSes notifications system.
Thank you.

Doh

I turned them off years ago and forgot about it.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:13 AM   #5
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@BR: Preferences->Look & feel->Disable notifications from the system tray icon

It's a little confusingly named, as they historically used to depend on the tray icon, but they dont any more.
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@Kovid - the settings shown below have been as you see them 'forever', unsurprisingly I have never seen any calibre O/S level notifications.

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I just checked "Enable system tray icon (needs restart)", leaving the "Disable notifications in system tray" unchecked and did a conversion, and I got a notify messages when it started and another when it finished.

Then I checked "Disable notifications in system tray" and re-did the conversion, and I did NOT any notification messages.

Which suggests the Disable notifications setting is still dependent on the System Tray setting - on Windows 10 at least. Which is fine by me, because I don't want calibre in the tray, nor do I particular want the notify messages.

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Old 01-04-2018, 05:08 AM   #7
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Oh yeah, I forgot about windows, where calibre still sues Qt to do notifications and Qt inturn needs the system tray icon.
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Oh yeah, I forgot about windows, where calibre still sues Qt to do notifications and Qt inturn needs the system tray icon.
Bloomin' operating systems, why can't they all be the same

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Bloomin' operating systems, why can't they all be the same

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If they were the same, then what would be the advantages of one vs another
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