Bug 1048177 - can't access program context menu from top bar running as root
Summary: can't access program context menu from top bar running as root
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 20
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-03 10:25 UTC by Ferry Huberts
Modified: 2015-06-29 14:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 14:07:42 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Ferry Huberts 2014-01-03 10:25:32 UTC
Description of problem:
I started gedit as root through 'sudo gedit file.txt' (and then put it into the background, but that doesn't make a difference for this bug).

I can't access the (gedit) application's context menu in the top bar (I want to change preferences).

Trying to open it doesn't work at all 90% of the time.
Sometimes it does open but I can't access any of the menu items there since they're greyed out.

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How reproducible:

Additional info:
IMHO This whole thing of putting stuff into the application context menu is a disaster and should be reverted.
It's illogical: go looking for application context stuff: in the application itself _and_ in the window manager. The window manager has no business 'mucking' with the application and it violates the locality constraint of a good UI.

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