Bug 165870 - Right (bottom) panel-hiding button missing on kasbar - makes retieving hidden kasbar impossible
Right (bottom) panel-hiding button missing on kasbar - makes retieving hidden...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2005-08-12 20:34 EDT by William W. Austin
Modified: 2008-05-06 11:30 EDT (History)
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Kasbar with no arrows (36.35 KB, image/png)
2005-08-14 13:52 EDT, William W. Austin
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karbar with no arrows (36.35 KB, image/png)
2005-08-14 13:56 EDT, William W. Austin
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kasbar with left arrow only (41.93 KB, image/png)
2005-08-14 13:57 EDT, William W. Austin
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kasbar with left arrow only (41.93 KB, image/png)
2005-08-14 13:57 EDT, William W. Austin
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kasbar with right arrow only (42.25 KB, image/png)
2005-08-14 13:59 EDT, William W. Austin
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Description William W. Austin 2005-08-12 20:34:07 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050720 Fedora/1.0.6-1.1.fc3 Firefox/1.0.6

Description of problem:
Yesterday I installed the latest updates to kde (kdebase-3.4.2-0.fc3.2
 et al) on 2 different boxen. (Dumb idea on my part, I know...)

NOTE: in the following you can also substitute "top" for "left" and "bottom" for "right" and the same thing still applies.

The right arrow cannot now be activated on the kasbar.  As a result if you use the left arrow to hide the kasbar, then the kasbar cannot be retrieved without (a) editing ~/.kde/share/config/kickerrc and changing the following
> ConfigFile=kasbar_panelextensionrc
> DesktopFile=kasbarextension.desktop
> UserHidden=1
to read:
> [Extension_1]
> ConfigFile=kasbar_panelextensionrc
> DesktopFile=kasbarextension.desktop
> UserHidden=0
(change UserHidden to 0).

Then exit X11 and restart it.

This is not really an acceptable workaround. :-(

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.startx (assuming kde environment)
2.if no kasbar add one (configure panel>Add to Panel>Panel>Kasbar)
3.Try to add left and right hiding arrows to kasbar
4.Only left arrow gets created
5.Hide using left arrow

Actual Results:  You cannot now retrieve the kasbar

Expected Results:  Should be able to click on missing right arrow and retrieve ("un-hide") the kasbar

Additional info:

Can't find any error messages.  Same exact config worked fine (unchanged) with previous kde rel., also works find on fc3 box which hasn't yet been upgraded.
Comment 1 William W. Austin 2005-08-13 11:34:05 EDT
When I filed this yesterday, I forgot to include two other oddities which now
occur with the kasbar.

The far right-hand entry in the kasbar is truncated (no matter what it is) and
is "squashed" to be only about 2/3 the width of the other entires there (which,
I suspecct, may be why the hiding arrow on the right doesn't show up). 
Substitute "bottom" for "right" if the arrangement is vertical.

Second, the behavior is a little "odd". (this is with a horizontal orientation.
 If you are vertical, swap vertical for horizontal and keep going...)  Normally
if you click on an icon in the kasbar and there are multiple iconized instances
of, say, xterm there, up pops a vertical row of icons and you can pick the one
you want.  This is normally attached to the kasbar.  Now it pops up somewhere
above the kasbar - sometimes attached and somtimes far from it (but in line with
it).  Just now I have a row of 5 firefox icons halfway up the screen, not
attached to the kasbar.  There is a still a small up arrow in the icon directly
on the kasbar; however it is now not possible to get rid of the row of ions
which sticks up (currently in the middle of my screen) by clicking on it - you
have to wait for a timeout, then it goes away.

This morning as a test, I installed FC3 on a laptop (which I'm about to turn in,
so I didn't mind losing what was on there anyway) and then did all of the
updates as per everything on download.fedora.redhat.com in the
/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/3 directory.  (Well, updates for everything I
have installed there, anyway...).  Then I logged in as root and checked - the
exact same behavior as described in the above bug plus this addendum still
applies.  Definitely repeatable.
Comment 2 William W. Austin 2005-08-14 13:52:25 EDT
Created attachment 117718 [details]
Kasbar with no arrows

Kasbar with no arrows, captured with import
ALL icons OK
Comment 3 William W. Austin 2005-08-14 13:56:04 EDT
Created attachment 117719 [details]
karbar with no arrows

kasbar with no arrows (base case)
everything is ok
Comment 4 William W. Austin 2005-08-14 13:57:23 EDT
Created attachment 117720 [details]
kasbar with left arrow only

kasbar image with left arrow displayed.
Rightmost icon is now truncated.
Image captured with "import" from imagemagick
Comment 5 William W. Austin 2005-08-14 13:57:36 EDT
Created attachment 117721 [details]
kasbar with left arrow only

kasbar image with left arrow displayed.
Rightmost icon is now truncated.
Image captured with "import" from imagemagick
Comment 6 William W. Austin 2005-08-14 13:59:15 EDT
Created attachment 117722 [details]
kasbar with right arrow only

kasbar with right arrow only (failed)
Note that image file preserves background for reserved space for missing arrow,
and that icon on right is cut off
Comment 7 William W. Austin 2005-08-14 14:04:59 EDT
I have been "debugging" (will not have time to do a full rebuild of kde with
debugging code added (by me) around the kasbar stuff for another week or so... sigh.

I did notice that the arrow can be made visible briefly - perhaps 0.15 to 0.25
seconds under 2 conditions.

With no right (bottom) arrow present, add it.  It flashes briefly, then disappears.

Resize the kasbar icons with the arrow already supposedly displayed (but
invisible), say from medium to enormous.  Again it flashes briefly (shorter than
in adding) and again disappears.

The four attachments above show the 4 possible states: no hide arrows, left,
right, both.

Hope this helps.
Comment 8 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 18:56:10 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 9 William W. Austin 2006-08-07 08:10:29 EDT
The same problem continues in FC4 (multiple machines to check this on) and on
FC5 (I did the install on my laptop last night and it's still there).
Comment 10 William W. Austin 2006-08-07 08:12:09 EDT
Oops. Forgot to change to FC5 - just did so.
Comment 11 petrosyan 2008-03-10 11:42:09 EDT
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
Fedora 8?
Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:00:27 EDT
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Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 11:30:57 EDT
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