Bug 126208 - gnome-panel-screenshot is not working properly with the main menu opened
gnome-panel-screenshot is not working properly with the main menu opened
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
: MoveUpstream
: 125775 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-06-17 11:58 EDT by Frederic
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-24 06:54:15 EDT
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Description Frederic 2004-06-17 11:58:44 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Bad: Indeed, the screenshot does not work correctly when the main 
menu (red hat on the left and at the bottom of the Desktop) is open.

Good: When the main menu is not open the screen shot work correctly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a gnome session under any kinf of user.
2.click on the main menu (red hat on the left and at the bottom of 
the Desktop )
3.Press the shortcut "Print Screen" which should launch the gnome-
panel-screenshot application.

Actual Results:  Nothing happens. In any case the gnome-panel-
screenshot application does appear.

Expected Results:  The gnome-panel-screenshot application should be 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-06-18 07:21:22 EDT
This is unfortunate, but expected. Basically, the main menu grabs the
keyboard when it pops up preventing the window manager from seeing the
printscreen keypress. The main menu needs to grab the keyboard so that
you can navigate the menus with the keyboard.

To take a screenshot like this you'll need to launch
gnome-panel-screenshot with a timer. E.g. go to "Run Application" and
enter "gnome-panel-screenshot --delay 5", hit return, open the main
menu and after 5 seconds the screenshot will be taken.

We may be able to make the main menu itself see the printscreen key
press and take a screenshot, but this wouldn't work for all menus
(e.g. the menus in an application). If we make this enhancement, we'll
do it in upstream GNOME, however.
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2004-06-24 06:54:15 EDT
Okay, lets track this upstream now:

Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-19 10:46:51 EDT
*** Bug 125775 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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