Menu anomalies for categories with >= 8 rows

Bug #459367 reported by C-quel on 2009-10-23
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
clutk (Ubuntu)
Didier Roche

Bug Description

This is similar, though not identical, to bugs #435805, #445829, #414353.

Every time a launcher menu grows to approximately 8 full rows of icons (an 8th row with 3 out of 4 icons won't trigger this behaviour), two strange things occur in the menu:

1) a large gap, roughly spanning the equivalent of 4 rows, is inserted in the middle of the list. The position of the gap at first appeared random, but it seems to be related to subfolders.

2) When this gap appears, it pushes several icons outside the visible menu area. The scrollbar seems to be locked at a specific column height, so there is no way to scroll down to these icons.

I've attached a screenshot of this anomaly in the Games folder, although I've also been able to reproduce this same behaviour in the Education folder as well.

As workarounds, the user can either make sure NOT to go over 8 rows in each category, or he/she can install the Main Menu applet on the panel in order to open any inaccessible applications/games. But at the moment, this does reduce the polish of the new launcher UI, and it is a slight regression from the older netbook launcher.

Additional information:
Machine: Acer Aspire One AOA110-1698

$ cat /etc/lsb-release

$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu-laptop 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

LANG=C apt-cache policy netbook-launcher
  Installed: 2.1.12-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 2.1.12-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 2.1.12-0ubuntu1 0
        500 karmic/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


Please let me know if you have further questions. Thank you.

C-quel (c-quel) wrote :
David Barth (dbarth) on 2009-10-29
Changed in netbook-remix-launcher:
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Alexander (bs-c2) wrote :

I also experienced this issue. Once I could restore the normal icon height after tinkering with the menu editor for one particular menu but it did not work for the rest. I am using a samsung n310 netbook.

NPBBls (npdbls) wrote :

I have precisely the same issue. Otherwise a very good OS. ASUS 1000he, UNR 9.1. I hope for more user control over the UNR launchpad in the future.

Shoichi Chou (mgdesigner) wrote :

I have the problem,too. And the items overlape.

same problem here with Asus EEE 701 SD4.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Can you please try with last lucid version, adding this ppa: and then upgrading to get last clutk?

There is a proposed patch which should fix that.
Thanks for trying. I'm putting the bug report as Incomplete waiting for feedback.

Changed in netbook-remix-launcher:
assignee: Neil J. Patel (njpatel) → nobody
status: Triaged → Incomplete
C-quel (c-quel) wrote :

Unfortunately I have given away the netbook with which I originally had this problem and it won't be until at least another month that I can purchase a replacement.

FYI, having seen no fix to this issue for Karmic, my solutions were either to stay with Jaunty UNR, or install a slightly-edited version of the Jaunty Netbook Launcher into Karmic UNR. Both options have served the needs of my clients very well, so for my own purposes this KARMIC bug is closed.

Good luck testing your patch for Lucid.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-03-11
affects: netbook-remix-launcher → clutk
Changed in clutk (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.04-beta-1
status: New → Incomplete
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-03-11
Changed in clutk (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-03-11
Changed in clutk:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package clutk -

clutk ( lucid; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Fix netbook-launcher crashed with SIGFPE in clutter_actor_allocate()
      (LP: #445995)
    - Map/unmap and check that ctk icon children are valid
    - Use GNOME simplified (LP: #456901)
    - Reinitialize to 0 some coordonates to avoid overlapping icons and
      weird behavior in multines scheme
      (LP: #424231, #414353, #435805, #459367, #445829, #447715, #480219)
    - apply to trunk asac fix to fix netbook-launcher segfault on start;
      make ctk_text_new NULL safe
  * debian/control:
    - bump Standards-Version to latest
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:04:19 +0100

Changed in clutk (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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