Bug 1027514 - Automatic font retrieval makes gucharmap unusable
Automatic font retrieval makes gucharmap unusable
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gucharmap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-11-06 20:36 EST by Rodd Clarkson
Modified: 2015-06-29 08:50 EDT (History)
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Screen show showing install dialogs, none of which respond to clicks. (170.49 KB, image/png)
2013-11-06 20:36 EST, Rodd Clarkson
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Screen shot showing dialogs after closing gucharmap. Note the hidden dialog. (729.12 KB, image/png)
2013-11-06 21:12 EST, Rodd Clarkson
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Description Rodd Clarkson 2013-11-06 20:36:18 EST
Created attachment 820824 [details]
Screen show showing install dialogs, none of which respond to clicks.

Description of problem:

Browsing through gucharmap looking for characters, it asked me if I would like to install missing fonts.  Which is great.  However, it asked a couple of times and I said yes each time and the screen shot attached is the resulting chaos.

I'm assuming there is a third dialog hidden behind on of the other two "Do you want to intall" dialogs that needs me to respond to it first, but I can't get to is, which makes it hard to respond too.

Regardless, gucharmap has become unusable, and while I'm sure that I could kill the process, it's not that user friendly.

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How reproducible:

I've only seen it once.  I guess it depends on how many fonts you have installed and how much clicking around inside gucharmap you do, but I'm guessing it's not hard to reproduce.

I click on lots of different language types on the side of Wingdings and Wingdings 2 (which interestingly showed letters and not wingdings.)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gucharmap
2. Select wingdings
3. Click on various scripts
Comment 1 Rodd Clarkson 2013-11-06 21:10:40 EST
I was able to close gucharmap using the top panel menu item.

The other dialogs remain on screen, but I'm not able to move the dialog with the Myanmar and Burmese fonts and under it is another dialog saying gucharmap wants to install a font (in this case N'Ko).

I'll attach a screenshot of this.
Comment 2 Rodd Clarkson 2013-11-06 21:12:04 EST
Created attachment 820834 [details]
Screen shot showing dialogs after closing gucharmap.  Note the hidden dialog.
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