Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62201
Annoyance: KDE Taskbar "stuck" tooltip blocks clicking
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
(Note: As you read this keep in mind that "Taskbar" is within the KDE panel.)
Often the pop-up text tooltip in the Taskbar will get "stuck", blocking
clicking of the taskbar item on the right (beneith the tooltip). This is
mainly bad when using small or especially tiny panel because it covers the
entire vertical height of the taskbar, thus preventing clicking.
It appears that normal behavior has the tooltip hopping left with the mouse
while it is within the taskbar. This is acceptable behavior. Another normal
behavior is for the tooltip to move smoothly right with the mouse while it is
within the taskbar. This is also acceptable. However, sometimes the tooltip
becomes "stuck", where it wont move right with the mouse thus blocking
clicking access to the tasks beneith.
Other components in the kicker panel like quick launch buttons and systray do
not exhibit this behavior. They all show pop-up tooltips, but they quickly
disappear when you move your mouse, not blocking clicks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
KDE3 (Skipjack) and KDE3 (up2date 3-27-2002)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run several different applications so they are in your KDE taskbar. Make
your panel tiny in size.
2. Mouse in and out several times until a tooltip gets "stuck". You will know
when it is stuck when the tooltip wont move with the mouse when you move right
slowly. It seems to occur more often when you have quickly moved the mouse
from the application to taskbar area then stop abruptly in a southeasterly
3. "Stuck" tooltip blocks clicking access to tasks on the right.
Tooltip should *always* move right with the mouse pointer.
It does, usually.
Way to reproduce this: Move the mouse to the taskbar, wait for the tooltip to come up
While it's there, move the mouse to the bottom of the screen, then move it out of the
taskbar area while keeping it on the bottom of the screen.
Leaving the area in any other way seems to do the correct thing.
Re-tested: Appears to be fixed satisfactorily in Red Hat Linux 7.3.