Bug 484499 - Dialog boxes open behind terminal windows by default
Dialog boxes open behind terminal windows by default
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: zenity (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-02-07 08:56 EST by Luis Felipe Marzagao
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:50 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:50:17 EST
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Description Luis Felipe Marzagao 2009-02-07 08:56:48 EST
Description of problem:

Dialog boxes open behind terminal windows by default, which is not the desired behavior, since the program's objective is to provide the dialog boxes for the user.

Sometimes this causes users to miss the dialog box and think the script has stalled.

This issue was not present on zenity on Fedora 9.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Write a simple dialog box command with zenity, for example:

zenity --error --title="Error" --text="Error message ..."

Actual results:

The dialog box will open behind the terminal window.

Expected results:

The dialog box should open in front of all windows, since it's the command that's currently being executed and should be seen by the user.
Comment 1 Jane Dogalt 2009-03-20 17:41:43 EDT
Do you need permissions of some sort to change the title of this bug?

In any event, it should be changed to reflect the fact that it seems to be relevent for all windows, and not just terminals.  I.e. I just tried with gnome-calculator.

Additionally I can confirm everything the reporter said, adding that right clicking on titlebars of both windows shows neither have 'always on top' enabled.

Probably unrelated, I happen to use a custom gnome-session which starts a splash screen with 'always on top' enabled, before gnome-panel starts, and gnome-panel flashes visible during startup before the splash screen terminates.  Perhaps some kind of race condition with the windowmanager and the 'always on top' setting logic.
Comment 2 Ivan Stojmirov 2009-05-04 16:11:01 EDT
I confirm this behaviour both on F10 and latest F11. No custom settings in gnome-session or whatever.
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