Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 484499
Dialog boxes open behind terminal windows by default
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:50:17 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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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Write a simple dialog box command with zenity, for example:
zenity --error --title="Error" --text="Error message ..."
The dialog box will open behind the terminal window.
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.
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.
I confirm this behaviour both on F10 and latest F11. No custom settings in gnome-session or whatever.
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