Bug 179117 - [RHEL4] Evolution grabs & locks all X-input sometimes during recipient autocompletion in email composition window.
[RHEL4] Evolution grabs & locks all X-input sometimes during recipient autoco...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: evolution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthew Barnes
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Reported: 2006-01-27 10:23 EST by Jason Smith
Modified: 2008-02-03 11:33 EST (History)
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Description Jason Smith 2006-01-27 10:23:22 EST
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Description of problem:
When composing an email, and while typing in a recipient's name with autocompletion enabled, sometimes when the possible addresses are displayed in the drop-down window, evolution grabs the focus and all mouse & keyboard input and just hangs.  I am forced to switch to a console and killall evolution.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open an email composition window.
2. Start typing in a recipients name and wait for the autocompletion drop-down window to appear.

Actual Results:  Sometimes it works fine and I can select the intended recipient from the list with either the keyboard or mouse, but sometimes it just hangs.  Since evolution has now grabbed the x-focus and all mouse & keyboard input, I have to switch to a console and kill evolution.

Expected Results:  Evolution should not hang with control of all x-input.  It would be nice if it could at least just do a local grab within its own process/window instead of the global grab that it now does which forces me to kill it from the console just to return to non-evolution applications.

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Comment 2 Matthew Barnes 2008-02-03 11:33:24 EST
Evolution 2.0.2 is only being updated for security issues.  Closing as WONTFIX.

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