Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116214
Dictionary entry widget on panel won't take focus
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
Description of problem:
It is not possible to enter a dictionary lookup, or even to obtain
a cursor, in the dictionary lookup widget on the panel.
Click on it and it fails to accept focus.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.add-to-panel -> accessories ->dictionary-lookup
2.click on entry box
fils to accept focus
ability to enter lookup term into widget on panel.
This only occurs when there are open windows on the desktop; if you
close all open windows, or simply minimize them, the dictionary should
immediately accept focus. A short-term workaround would be to minimize
all windows when you need to use the dictionary, but I will look into
Interesting, except that I had to close all windows on all six
desktops; not just the current desktop. Not a very satisfactory
A simpler workaround is to click on the Lookup button to get a
If I'm going to be stuck with that workaound I'd prefer that the
widget didn't waste all that space on the panel for the non-functional
This is a duplicate of bug 108674, bug 108675, and also the upstream
115072 from bugzilla.gnome.org. It has been fixed.