Dragging a menu from the main menu does not allow to press ESC to cancel

Bug #69012 reported by Vincenzo Ciancia on 2006-10-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

I start dragging (by mistake) a menu from the applications menu, and if I press ESC the operation is not cancelled.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug. That's known upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=326482

Changed in gnome-panel:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote :

Adding this to the papercuts, indeed feel free to remove it if you think it's not suited.

Mat Tomaszewski (mat.t.) wrote :

This issue is not really a usability flaw that is likely to affect an average user, marking invalid as papercut.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
Vadim Peretokin (vperetokin) wrote :

How come? Accidental drags do affect, and being able to cancel that makes it so you can stop that.

Amr Hassan (amr-hassan) wrote :

Affected me several times. definitely a papercut. it also works with items from Places. If I grabbed one by mistake I can't let it go. What i do is drag it to the panel then remove it so it wouldn't copy itself to my desktop if i released it there.

Vincenzo Ciancia (vincenzo-ml) wrote :

There is no point in discussing the papercut choice, but Mat: didn't it ever happen to you to drag a folder from "places" by mistake and start copying a huge directory in your desktop? It actually may even go unnoticed for a while if the drag happens quickly (e.g. too sensitive touchpads). My mother certainly woudn't notice what's happening except for calling me a week later asking me why she has two different copies of the same documents. I am more worried for her than for myself.

I think I find the cause: while dragging from the panel, the last focused window has the focus! E.g. try to start firefox, open its preferences, start a drag and press ESC. The preferences window disappears.

Philip Muškovac (yofel) on 2009-07-23
tags: added: usability
Changed in gnome-panel:
importance: Unknown → Low
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