popup menus float on top of other windows

Reported by Martin Pool on 2011-04-14
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Ayatana Design
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Unity
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

Unity (or compiz, or something) seems to have a persistent problem where popup menus float above all other windows on the screen. They ought to be z-ordered along with their owning window.

For instance I can easily reproduce this by starting hamster-applet, getting its suggestion popup to come up, then switching to another window and dragging that window on top. See the screenshot.

Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :
Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

It's kind of strange this is orange tinted; I guess the screen shot program has somehow taken a screenshot of its own selection rectangle.

That's actually the intended behaviour. Especially for FFM cases it
means that you can't see the menu or combobox in the case that the
window is not auto-raised :)

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 12:44 PM, Martin Pool <email address hidden> wrote:
> It's kind of strange this is orange tinted; I guess the screen shot
> program has somehow taken a screenshot of its own selection rectangle.
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/760404
>
> Title:
>  popup menus float on top of other windows
>
> Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:
>  New
>
> Bug description:
>  Binary package hint: unity
>
>  Unity (or compiz, or something) seems to have a persistent problem
>  where popup menus float above all other windows on the screen.  They
>  ought to be z-ordered along with their owning window.
>
>  For instance I can easily reproduce this by starting hamster-applet,
>  getting its suggestion popup to come up, then switching to another
>  window and dragging that window on top.  See the screenshot.
>

--
Sam Spilsbury

Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

hm, ok. I don't have ffm mode on. It's inconsistent with every other
OS I can recall.

Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

It turns out that if you minimize the hamster window while the popup
is active, the popup menu is left floating free above the desktop.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

using the normal triage practice; setting unity bug status to incomplete and added to 'ayatana-design' as affected project

tags: added: needs-design
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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