Bug 158625 - Sticky Notes 2.10.1 always 'On Top'
Sticky Notes 2.10.1 always 'On Top'
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-05-24 08:41 EDT by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
GNOME Desktop 171011 None None None Never

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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2005-05-24 08:41:32 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050512 Fedora/1.0.4-2 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
in FC3 and previous, Sticky Notes did not get the 'On Top' window manager attribute set amd I quite liked it that way.

In FC4 test3, the sticky notes have 'On Top' set when the applet starts, even if I unset that setting with the ALT-SPACE menu in a previous session.

Whatsmore, Sticky Notes 2.10.1 has no preference to avoid that behaviour

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a lot of sticky notes
2. use Sticky Notes 2.10.1
3. Have all your windows covered with sticky notes
4. do ALT-SPACE on each note and deselect 'On Top'
5. log out of gnome and back in

Actual Results:  All Sticky Notes are 'On Top' again

Expected Results:  either a setting in the preferences or reteining of the window setting for each note

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Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-24 10:59:02 EDT
Hi Patrick,

It's not entirely clear to me which behavior is best.  I think we should go with
whatever upstream decides.  Can you file the bug there at http://bugzilla.gnome.org?
Comment 2 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2005-05-31 08:27:03 EDT

looks like it is already filed (at least in the form of "retain 'on top
setting'") so if 171011 in gnome's bugzilla is fixed I'll be happy (i.e. can do
without the preference if settings are retained).
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-31 10:41:17 EDT
Hi Patrick,
Great, I'll close this bug then and we'll wait on upstream.
Comment 4 Max Kanat-Alexander 2005-08-14 12:18:56 EDT
This isn't really a duplicate of that upstream bug. The problem here is that the
applet is automatically setting the "on top" bit for each window without a
preference to disable it.

The problem in the GNOME bug is that even if you manage to turn off the "on top"
bit on each sticky, that doesn't stick.

So those are different things.

Also, the alt-space menu isn't easily accessible for stickies, except by
pressing alt-space (which I didn't personally know to do until I read this).

I'd be willing to agree that this is an upstream bug, but not

I don't see any bugzilla.gnome.org bug that actually matches this one.

(Also, upstream hasn't shown any attention to that bug, which looks to have been
filed through bug-buddy or the email interface, meaning that it may never be
paid attention to.)
Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2006-11-27 00:08:21 EST
Thank you for the bug report. However, Fedora Project no longer maintains this
version of the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug
if the problem persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older
releases, and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the
problem against Fedora Legacy component

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