Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1268689
window-list unresponsive if extension menu is opened
Last modified: 2016-11-03 21:41:26 EDT
Description of problem:
window-list does not respond to mouse clicks after moving mouse pointer from opened extension menu.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name : gnome-shell-extension-window-list
Version : 3.14.4
Release : 9.el7
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open some window and minimize it
2. open some extension menu i.e. workspace switcher and leave it open
3. move mouse pointer over minimized window in window-list and click on it
- window will show only after multiple (sometimes 5 or more) mouse clicks
- right-click dialog menu does not work
First mouse click should close opened menu and 2nd should un-minimize window.
Bug has been reported upstream
Correction to Expected results:
- Window should show after first mouse click
- Ditto for right mouse button dialog
- Ditto for workspace switcher if we are moving from top bar menu
The expected result is that the first mouse click dismisses the menu, and the second mouse click activates the workspace switcher button. The fact that it doesn't indicates that the workspace switcher is missing an enter event that should be generated when the grab from the menu goes away.
this needs to be fixed upstream first
Patch is available upstream. It also fixes same problem in Frippery panel favorites, and probably in ALL extensions using St.Button
Any chance to make it blocker bug?
Even if it's not regression, this behavior is present in too many extensions and parts of gnome-shell, and it's pretty annoying for users coming from RHEL6 / GNOME 2
(In reply to rudolf from comment #8)
> Any chance to make it blocker bug?
Feel free to ask for it by setting the blocker? flag, but I wouldn't get my hopes up too high - it's hard to argue that the issue is critical, plus the number of users who were annoyed enough to take it to bugzilla is very small (two users on an upstream report for an issue that has been present since 2.91.90).
(In reply to Florian Müllner from comment #9)
> Feel free to ask for it by setting the blocker? flag
I probably can't, I see only needinfo flag in Flags section
> number of users who were annoyed enough to take it to bugzilla is very small
I guess it wasn't too obvious before 3.8 and GNOME Classic, and even now many people use either basic GNOME Shell without window-list, or something like Frippery Bottom Panel that doesn't have this problem.
IMO it should be fixed given that GNOME Classic is default desktop on RHEL, and this bug breaks UX.
Addressed in gnome-shell-3.14.4-38.el7.
I was able to "two click" a minimized gedit window while leaving the workspace selection window open. Two clicks meaning, one to cancel the workspace selection window and the second click to maximize the gedit instance. Same goes for right clicking.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.