Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244190
Question dialog ineffective
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:35:24 EDT
Description of problem:
In the previous version of the package, I reported a bug to xemacs.org relating
to the "Question" dialog which asks "Buffer buffername modified: kill anyway?"
and shows buttons Yes, No and Cancel when attempting to delete a buffer
containing unsaved changes. This dialog had no effect if any of the buttons
were selected but crashed xemacs when the dialog window was dismissed. This
later behaviour is fixed in the current version but the buttons still have no
effect; so I cannot kill the buffer discarding the changes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Xemacs and visit a file
2. modify the buffer
3. select Buffers->Delete Buffer buffername
4. select Yes in Question dialog
I cannot reproduce; the sequence:
$ xemacs foo
[hit enter to modify the buffer]
Buffers->Delete Buffer foo
...results in the buffer being deleted as expected, and me finding myself in a
scratch buffer. This is FC7 x86_64 KDE.
I tried it again and the problem is still there. I opened the file from within
XEmacs using 'find-file-at-point mapped to the F3 key. Is the Athena widget set
version different? Mine is reporting as:-
Sorry, forgot, I am using Gnome.
I have the same neXtaw version, and can't reproduce in KDE nor GNOME. Could you
try reproducing while running XEmacs with "xemacs -vanilla"?
It does not work in xemacs -vanilla either. In addition, the OK and Cancel
buttons in the Find File dialog, selected by File->Open..., do not work.
However, selecting a file in the dialog by mouse and then hitting return does work.
I do not know if it is relevant but I have changed
/apps/metacity/general/focus_mode from sloppy to mouse.
It most likely is relevant - I managed to reproduce.
With /apps/metacity/general/focus_mode = mouse, the buttons do nothing. With
/apps/metacity/general/focus_mode = click, they work as expected. In KDE, they
appear to always work no matter which focus mode is in effect.
Cc'ing metacity maintainer, any ideas?
I have already reported a bug relating to metacity, Bugzilla Bug 243761. I
could even be related if there is an underlying race condition. That could
explain why some people see it and others do not. My machine is a venerable
650MHz Athlon. Most peoples machines are much faster. I had what I am
convinced was a race condition problem in the kernel under FC5 which prevented
my speedtouch modem from loading its firmware (Bugzilla No. 187299). That was
never identified but just went away in FC6.
I'm still having this problem. I have changed
/apps/metacity/general/focus_mode to 'click' to no avail. I have tried setting
window preference, focus follows mouse, both on and off to no avail.
*** Bug 426468 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The problem is still in Fedora 8, and the workaround described in comment #c6
works for me (focus_mode set to 'click' instead of 'sloppy').
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