Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447042
KDE 4 classic menu - right-clisk is left-click
Last modified: 2008-07-28 16:26:55 EDT
Description of problem:when classic menu selected in KDE4.
Right-click on an app runs it, onleft click should do this.
The Kickoff menu does the correct thing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
KDE 4, FC9 fully updated
Steps to Reproduce:
1.right-click on the F (should be k?) change to classic menu
left-click on F
2.select an app
3.right-click on it - runs
menu of actions
not sure on the Component field.
This is simply a feature which is not yet implemented, not a bug.
The system was working fine, FC9 KDE4
Two users root and mick, only one console.
I logged in as mick.
I then started to copy a bunch of mp3 files from a portable player into my home.
This was done using two dolphin's.
The whole system dropped to it's knees, very very slow.
The xfer was about 1M/s
I closed all the windows - long delay between mouse clicks.
Finally in exasperation I unplugged the usb device.
The system came back but was slower than usual, so I rebooted.
When It came back up I noticed that icons in the taskbar would show a background
when clicked, but would not run the app.
Then I noticed the right-click problem.
The mailing list said to delete the .kde file in /home/mick
I tried just adding a new user - guest.
root right-click classic - runs app
root right-click kickoff - OK
mick right-click classic - runs app
mick right-click kickoff - OK
guest right-click classic - OK
guest right-click kickoff - OK
root - bad
mick - bad
guest - OK
So it looks like a file problem, as a new user is fine.
I checked with dolphin when it first happened as mick.
I could not find any file hidden or not with a date/time even close to when it
(when I was a field engineer for Inforex - features were billable, bugs were free)
deleted .kde from /home/mick (logged in as root)
logged in as mick.
Now the taskbar works, but the right-click classic bug is still there.
The kickoff right-click works
> guest right-click classic - OK
Are you sure this worked? If so, looks like we have an actual bug somewhere
then. I thought this feature was simply not there.
In my f9 system in kde4 using the kickoff menu - under the options for right
click one should be able to choose to add to the desktop or add to the panel.
Add to desktop does indeed add an icon to the desktop, but add to panel also
puts an icon on the desktop and not onto the panel!
So there does seem to be a bug here for the kickoff menu...
It would be nice to have the same facility (properly working) with the classic
menu at some point even if it is not yet currently implemented.
To add to comment #4 on my system in classic right click executes the
application, just the same as left click. It is not clear what the intended
action for right click is supposed to be?
Afaik, kde4's classic menu has always treated left/right click as equivalent. ??
Is this an issue or working as designed?
it's not working as designed, this feature isn't implemented yet.
Based on comments this sounds like a bug. I did check upstream and found no
matching bug. Please file upstream and then add upstream info to this report.
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