Bug 731049 - save screenshot doesn't work when a a combobox is open
Summary: save screenshot doesn't work when a a combobox is open
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Status: CLOSED CANTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gtk2
Version: 6.1
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
unspecified
medium
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Cosimo Cecchi
QA Contact: desktop-bugs@redhat.com
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2011-08-16 15:11 UTC by Itamar Heim
Modified: 2013-04-30 22:55 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-08-16 15:27:22 UTC


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Description Itamar Heim 2011-08-16 15:11:01 UTC
Description of problem:
I wanted to report a bug on a different component, to that effect i wanted to take a screen capture when a combo box is opened.
I've failed...
hitting PrtSc key only works when there isn't an open combo box on the screen.
I've tested both for comboxboxes in firefox (in bugzilla actually)
and in gnome-keyboard-properties.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.1 (Santiago)
gnome-utils-2.28.1-10.el6.x86_64

How reproducible:
100%

Steps to Reproduce:
1.click any combox in this bug
2.hit prtsc when it is open
3.
  
Actual results:
no save screenshot appears

Expected results:
save screenshot should appear

Additional info:

Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2011-08-16 15:27:22 UTC
this is a limitation of the toolkit/windowing system, not the screenshot utility.

what you can do, though, is hit alt-f2, type gnome-screenshot, and then manually set a 5 second delay or so, and click the combobox in those five seconds.

Comment 3 Itamar Heim 2011-08-16 21:23:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> this is a limitation of the toolkit/windowing system, not the screenshot
> utility.

that's still very annoying and not intuitive.
where should this be moved so it will be looked into fixing this/removing the limitation?

> 
> what you can do, though, is hit alt-f2, type gnome-screenshot, and then
> manually set a 5 second delay or so, and click the combobox in those five
> seconds.

thanks for the workaround.
but i really think we should try and solve a limitation making the usage far from intuitive.


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