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|Summary:||gnome-dictionary annoyance: window opens for no reason|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||J.B. Nicholson-Owens <jbn>|
|Component:||gnome-applets||Assignee:||Mark McLoughlin <markmc>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2004-07-19 05:40:23 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description J.B. Nicholson-Owens 2003-04-05 03:39:17 EST
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030225 Description of problem: I have the gnome dictionary installed in my GNOME panel so I can type in a word and look it up. When I login there is an empty gnome-dictionary window opened by this applet (as if I were trying to look up "", the empty string). This did not happen in RH8.0 and I don't understand what the point of the empty dictionary window is. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Due to another bug I can't retreive the version of the gnome-dictionary applet. It is the version that comes with RH9. How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Put gnome-dictionary on your GNOME panel. 2.Log out and save the settings for GNOME. 3.Log back in. Actual Results: A definition window is opened when I log in. Expected Results: The applet on the panel should load but not open a window for showing me the definition of a word until I type in a word to define. Additional info: gnome-dictionary installed itself on my GNOME panel to run as "gnome-dictionary -a". The -a is undocumented so I don't know what it means and I did not modify the option in any way.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-04-05 11:29:19 EST
Do you have a gnome-dictionary saved in your session? (Look in gnome-session-properties or in the file ~/.gnome2/session)
Comment 2 J.B. Nicholson-Owens 2003-04-07 00:18:48 EDT
I do have a gnome-dictionary saved in my session (as instructed, I looked in the file ~/.gnome2/session and found some dictionary entries: $ grep -i gnome-dictionary ~/.gnome2/session 2,Program=gnome-dictionary 2,CloneCommand=gnome-dictionary --sm-config-prefix /gnome-dictionary-cSP2q3/ 2,RestartCommand=gnome-dictionary --sm-config-prefix /gnome-dictionary-cSP2q3/ --sm-client-id 117f000001000104968748300000029060000 --screen 0 I lose the dictionary entries in that file when I remove the dictionary lookup input area+lookup button from my GNOME panel. Also I have no idea what to do with this file to make the dictionary window stop coming up when I log in. I'm also at a loss for documentation that explains the behavior I'm seeing. And finally, I don't understand why I did not see this behavior when I did the same thing under RH8.0 (adding the GNOME dictionary prompter to my panel did not prompt me when I logged in).
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-04-07 01:34:06 EDT
It looks like it might be http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101508 The reason it wasn't in 8.0 and isn't in the docs is that it isn't intentional behavior. There was a fix for applets connecting to the session manager added to 9 (the problem with applets connecting was introduced by a bonobo-activation change also in 9), but gnome-dictionary may work differently from the other applets since it has the small application associated with it so perhaps it didn't get fixed.
Comment 4 J.B. Nicholson-Owens 2003-04-07 07:38:28 EDT
Thanks for clearing that up for me. I checked out the GNOME Bugzilla and that is indeed the same problem. Thanks for pointing me to that entry. I'll leave it to someone who knows more than I do how to close this bug and make it a duplicate of a bug on another Bugzilla.
Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-19 05:40:23 EDT
Okay, sounds like this is fixed in Fedora Core 1/2. Please re-open if not.