Bug 181604 - Gnome screen shot can't operate when menu item is active.
Gnome screen shot can't operate when menu item is active.
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: 2006-02-15 05:19 EST by Naoki
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-15 10:33:25 EST
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Description Naoki 2006-02-15 05:19:17 EST
Description of problem:

"Print Screen" key doesn't work when you have an active menu item, for example
click on Applications and bring down the menu, hit Print screen and nothing happens.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click "Applications" menu item.
2. Press "Print Screen".

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Expected results:

Cursor turns into hour-glass, and a "Save screen shot" dialog appears.
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Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2006-02-15 10:33:25 EST
Hi Naoki,

Believe it or not, this is really a rather hard problem to fix.  The problem is
when menus are active, they ask the windowing system to send all mouse and
keyboard events to them.

A workaround for your specific case might be to create a custom launcher that
runs /usr/bin/gnome-screenshot --delay=5  (where 5 is 5 seconds).  Then you can
click the custom launcher immediately click the menu you want afterward.
Comment 2 Naoki 2006-02-17 01:23:39 EST
Cheers, a workaround is no issue.  Just seems odd. Is this a "won't fix" because
it's a design flaw therefore in the too hard basket? I understand the menus are
taking all events, but why?

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