Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 184372
modality level of message boxes might cause problems
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:26 EST
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Description of problem:
If a message box appears like when you open the email editor to send a new email, enter something and close it using the system menu, the message seems to be application- or system modal (i don't know the correct term).
This means that all other evolution windows are blocked until this message is closed, but you still can switch to other evolution windows (and move the message window in the background).
If you have a lot of such windows open it is hard to find the one with the message.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open evolution
2. open several evolution windows (e.g. to read messages in your inbox etc.) => don't start evolution multiple times, just open some child windows
3. cause a situation where a message pops up (e.g. by creating a new mail and closing it using the system menu close button in the upper right corner of the window)
4. switch to other evolution windows
Actual Results: It is possible to switch to another evolution window, but it is "frozen" because of the modality
Expected Results: Either it should not switch to other windows of evolution (e.g. always popup the message again)
change the "modality level" so that only the window causing the problem "freezes". (i guess it is system modal <-> application modal)
To me the second sounds better, but maybe it is not applicable.
Ok one might think if a user is that stupid to move some window in the backround it's their own fault, but if this happens for all message maybe also the automatic mail download each 10 Minutes could cause such a situation and probably the user wouldn't recognize this until he checked all evolution windows.
The situation really looks like evolution needs a
killall evolution -KILL
I must admit, that I already did that :o)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 184371 ***