Bug 817703 - (oxygen-gtk) input to Evolution compose window disabled if mouse used to access dropdowns such as email address
(oxygen-gtk) input to Evolution compose window disabled if mouse used to acce...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk3 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-30 20:01 EDT by Brendan Minish
Modified: 2013-07-31 23:55 EDT (History)
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Description Brendan Minish 2012-04-30 20:01:23 EDT
Description of problem: When running Evolution on KDE and Composing an email If anything is selected from the drop down areas of the compose window using the mouse pointer (change from address,plain text/HTML, normal/pre-formatted, etc) all further text input is disabled 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
Evolution 3.4.1 
GTK 3-3.4.1-1
Qt: 4.8.1
KDE Development Platform: 4.8.2 (4.8.2)
kde4-config: 1.0

Reproducible: Always 
Steps to Reproduce: 

1.Desktop KDE, System settings,common appearance & behaviour,application settings, GTK+ Appearance, Widget style oxygen-gtk. 
2. Log out, log in to ensure these settings are applied 
3. open evolution 
4. compose new mail, type a little to confirm input working 
5. click on from address, change from normal to pre-formatted 
6. Click again on main compose area, Input from keyboard is now blocked. 
7. Save as draft, re-open this draft and keyboard input functional again. 
8. change from address with mouse and keyboard input is disabled Actual 

Results: Further Keyboard input is blocked after accessing the dropdown menus in the compose window with the mouse (ok if TAB key is used) 

Expected Results: Keybpard input should not be blocked As a work around changing the GTK+ Style to Adwaita, logging out then back in again completely avoids the issue (everything works as it should in evolution) 

Additional info: This bug is also in Fedora16 as of recent updates (01/05/2012) with identical symptoms. Issue is not present under Gnome or XFCE desktops.  
F16 system x86 64Bit.
F17 system x86 64Bit. 

Bug report filed to KDE devs (based on F16 Occurrence), They say it's a GTK issue. 
see: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=299121

Bug report then filed on Gnome Bugzilla 
see: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=675180
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2012-05-01 07:39:42 EDT
details from the relevant oxygen-gtk link above:


... Try deleting/commenting out the line with appears-as-list in /usr/share/themes/oxygen-gtk/gtk-3.0/gtk.css, and you'll see that this bug no longer reproduces. If you confirm this behaviour, then this isn't our bug.

I confirm that removing the following line (line 39) from

-GtkComboBox-appears-as-list: 1px;

stops the bug reproducing.

it's not entirely clear if this is evolution-specific or a gtk3 bug, but I'm tempted to consider this the latter until shown otherwise for now (triaging).
Comment 2 Brendan Minish 2012-05-01 09:14:37 EDT
I tried a yum downgrade of evolution and this did not resolve the issue, so I suspect that this may also point to this issue being a GTK3 bug.
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2012-05-17 09:42:43 EDT
Should be fixed with http://git.gnome.org/browse/gtk+/commit/?id=16458b0de2203a0956c55f21d18e6af916e4c066
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