Bug 738804 - Gedit mistreats mouse clicks when run under twm
Summary: Gedit mistreats mouse clicks when run under twm
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gedit
Version: 16
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-15 20:49 UTC by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2013-02-13 21:44 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 21:44:09 UTC
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2011-09-15 20:49:27 UTC
Description of problem:
I tried to run gedit under a user-script session using twm.  This has worked previously, but in F16 the mouse actions are not interpreted correctly.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a twm session
2. Start up gedit, from a terminal window for example
3. Click on the "open" button in the toolbar
4. Click on "search" in the file selection dialog that comes up
Actual results:
The "open" button in the toolbar behaves as if it was clicked.  Nothing happens in the file selection dialog.

Additional info:
Maybe gedit isn't meant to work at all outside a gnome session.  If so, this can be closed.  But since it used to work, I thought I'd report it.  For me it is a regression.

It doesn't matter what one clicks in the file selection dialog.  A file name, a place, the "cancel" button, they all have the same effect: the "open" button in the main window's toolbar looks as if it was clicked.  No other visible effect.

It IS possible to navigate the dialog from the keyboard, using tab and arrow keys.

If I cancel the file dialog, the main gedit window have the same behavior.  If I click anywhere, on a menu name, anything else in the toolbar, the main edit window, they all have the effect that the "open" button looks as if it was clicked.  This is different from before I used the toolbar to bring up the file dialog.  I could open menus with the mouse before that, for example.

The main window too is possible to navigate using the keyboard.  I can exit gedit that way, for example.

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