Conflicting Alt hotkeys in System monitor

Bug #854155 reported by gsiliceo on 2011-09-19
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
AppMenu GTK+
Confirmed
Low
Unassigned
Gnome System Monitor
Invalid
Medium
Nautilus
Invalid
Undecided
Unassigned
One Hundred Papercuts
Low
Unassigned
appmenu-gtk (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

This is a usability bug, you can't close a process with only the keyboard using the System Monitor.
1. Open system monitor
2. Hit down arrow to select a process
3. Hit alt+p to hotkey de End Process button
4. The Confirmation dialog opens.
5. Hit alt+e to select the confirmation End Process button
6. The Edit menu opens

Alt+e is the hotkey for the Edit menu and also for the button inside the confirmation dialog, you can of course use the key arrows to select the proper button, but still.

Proposed solutions:
Make that dialog modal, or change the Alt hotkey for the End Process button in it.

gsiliceo (nombre-falso) wrote :

This bug only occurs if the global menu panel is active on the gnome panel, because the Menu bar lives in a different 'window'.

Timothy Arceri (t-fridey) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. However as this appears to be a Gnome System Monitor bug you should also report it upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/

Ahmed Shams (ashams) wrote :

Couldn't reproduce on gnome 2.6.

gsiliceo (nombre-falso) wrote :

I found the issue causing this bug, gnome applet global menu, it takes the focus i should report it there.

Ahmed Shams (ashams) on 2011-10-20
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Undecided
status: Unknown → New
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
importance: Undecided → Unknown
status: New → Unknown
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-system-monitor:
status: New → Invalid
Ahmed Shams (ashams) wrote :

Hello gsiliceo, As you can see, upstream developers have invalidated it as it was reported in the wrong project, so, would you please explain what you mean with "gnome applet global menu"?, thanks.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Incomplete
gsiliceo (nombre-falso) wrote :

Sure, it means that it belongs in this bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=353076 as apparently thats were bugs should be reported for the package i mention.

affects: ubuntu → appmenu-gtk (Ubuntu)
Changed in appmenu-gtk (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Charles Kerr (charlesk) on 2012-05-07
Changed in appmenu-gtk:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in appmenu-gtk (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Timothy Arceri (t-fridey) wrote :

Cannot reproduce this on a default install of Ubuntu 12.04

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Sebastian Carneiro (scarneiro) wrote :

Couldn't reproduce this myself on Ubuntu 12.04. Shall we close it?

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