Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71432
Hundreds of gnome-panel-screenshot windows...
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
It's far too easy to end up with hundreds (well, at least tens) of
gnome-panel-screenshot windows, especially if attempting to use SysRq or if you
Perhaps they could be rate-limited, or a limit imposed on the number of open
jrb didn't you do something here?
I just fixed a leak where they weren't going away. Can't help with the cat
problem. I'm not 100% sure how to do that too -- maybe make it a factory and
only allow 10 at once or something.
*** Bug 72836 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please considering limiting the number of open gnome-panel-screenshot windows.
You may not think of this as too much of a problem for desktops, but this is
also DEADLY for an entire LTSP network. =(
Does Gnome have any other hotkeys that could be launching other windows like this?
Still haven't fixed the "unattended cat" problem, but
gnome-panel-2.0.8-9 only allows one screenshot operation
in progress at the same time and puts up a wait cursor,
which helps a lot in accidentally generating a ton of
screenshots. (Why isn't this print screen key working?
bang bang bang. Now I have ten screenshots...)
It would be trival to change the patch to wait until
until the user actually closed the new screenshot window,
but I'm not sure if people would consider that an
I have a patch for the cat problem, already gone through extensive in-house QA
testing (my dog didn't step on the keyboard for 2 hours, definitive proof).
Unfortunately, I cannot find the appropriate Bugzilla component for filing.
(Thanks for fixing this! This bug had me worried.)
I'm counting this as fixed then, it sounds like any further refinement
is noncritical. Maybe file a gnome.org bug if more tweaks are desired.