Bug 458275 - repeatedly clicking the notification area icon makes empathy lose it's window decorations
repeatedly clicking the notification area icon makes empathy lose it's window...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: empathy (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Gordon
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-07 09:31 EDT by David Nielsen
Modified: 2009-11-25 07:20 EST (History)
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Description David Nielsen 2008-08-07 09:31:43 EDT
Description of problem:
A little fun bug, I noticed that repeatedly clicking the notification area icon for empathy will eventually cause the buddy list to pop up without window decorations.

Interestingly, this does not crash metacity, it affects only empathy when it happens.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start empathy
2. repeatedly click the notification icon like a slightly trained monkey
Actual results:
Say goodbye to your little window decoration friend

Expected results:
continued use of window decorations

Additional info:
Comment 1 Peter Gordon 2008-08-22 22:51:18 EDT
I just tried this with 2.23.90-1 (built into rawhide just a few hours ago), and I can definitely reproduce it after about 20-30 quick and repeated clicks.

I'm not so sure this is a true bug though: Is that much clicking really to be expected behavior of users? :o
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 21:41:47 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 3 Fabian Deutsch 2009-02-13 16:03:35 EST
This can also be reliable reproduced using F10 packages (or rawhide) and closing the contact list using ALT-F4 and reopening it clicking on the tray icon. The window border should not be there.
Comment 4 Peter Gordon 2009-07-04 03:46:50 EDT
I just re-checked this, and it still happens with the updated F-11 packages; but, interestingly enough, _not_ when using compiz ("desktop effects"). With compiz active, a full minute of furious clicking on the notification icon causes no issues with the window decorations. However, reverting to Metacity and repeating the process causes the window decorations to disappear after only a few seconds of such wild clicking. 

This makes me think it's a Metacity bug instead, but I'm not quite sure where to look further in order to solve it, as I'm not able to cause similar issues with Pidgin, . I'll see if there's anything on the upstream bug tracker about this...
Comment 5 Brian Pepple 2009-11-09 23:28:31 EST
*** Bug 524131 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Comment 7 Fabian Deutsch 2009-11-25 07:20:18 EST
This seems to be solved for some time now.

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