Bug 473284 - detach tab triggers too often unintentionally
detach tab triggers too often unintentionally
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-27 09:15 EST by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2010-04-27 11:39 EDT (History)
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2008-11-27 09:15:49 EST
Description of problem:
gnome-terminal in F10 has a tendency to trigger the detach tab function unintentionally. This behaviour shows on all 3 of my F10 machines and did not show under F9

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. work in one tab of many
2. switch to either another tab or another desktop
3. do something else there
4. switch back to the desktop with multi-tabbed gnome-terminal or switch from one tab to another
Actual results:
in 10-20% of the switchings I find the tab I want to go to detached from my gnome-terminal window.

I have not yet found a way to explicitly trigger this, it just happens from time to time and often enough to be an annoyance.

Expected results:
tab only detaches if I click it and move my mouse coursor by a non-small number of pixels (say 20)

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Comment 1 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2009-07-23 08:55:56 EDT
This bug is still present on F11 and It's making use of gnome-terminal a very frustrating experience.
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Comment 3 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2010-04-27 11:39:08 EDT
either recent gnome-terminal is less sensitive, or I have subconsciously learned to operate it in a way that does not trigger tab-detaching unintentionally, but this has not annoyed me in quite a number of weeks.

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