Bug 156425 - Panel dialogs always on top
Panel dialogs always on top
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Blocks: FC4Target
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Reported: 2005-04-29 19:03 EDT by Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: gnome-panel-2.10.1-10
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Last Closed: 2005-05-11 04:59:43 EDT
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Description Kyrre Ness Sjøbæk 2005-04-29 19:03:54 EDT
Description of problem:
If i have some app (such as the "add to panel"), and in the bacground starts
something that needs root privs to execute, i get the pasword dialog *under* the
"add to panel" box. Clicking on it in the taskbar (its called "spør" - norwegian
for "ask" - but that is a completely other story) does not bring it on top, i
have to *close* add to panel first.

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I personally thougth the point of that feature was to make sure that no IM
window (etc) popped up over your password dialog and you typed your password in
there and hit enter...
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2005-05-07 01:20:18 EDT
It is interesting that metacity fails to raise other windows over any dialogs
opened from the panel. The same is true for the "Delete Panel" dialog, for
"About", etc. They are not transient for the panel, but maybe being in the same
window group is enough to confuse metacity.
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2005-05-09 10:26:27 EDT
In fact, removing WM_HINTS (with the window group information) from the "Add to
panel" dialog lets me raise other windows above it.
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2005-05-09 11:27:46 EDT
I have filed http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=303570 about this.

It probably makes more sense to treat it as a panel issue...
Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2005-05-11 04:59:43 EDT
(Fixed upstream and backported the patch)

* Wed May 11 2005 Mark McLoughlin <markmc@redhat.com> 2.10.1-10
- Fix "dialogs pop up under panel dialogs" issue (bug #156425)

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