apport popup steals focus

Bug #396243 reported by Philip Muškovac on 2009-07-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apport (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apport

When I log in apport pops up after about a minute to inform me of a crash that I didn't report last time.

Now the problem:

I don't belong to those that use thier mouse for everything, and the first thing I do while the session isn't even completely started is opening up gnome-terminal to connect myself to my irssi+screen session on my server.
Now apport pops up in focus *while* I'm typing and steals my keyboard from gnome-terminal. This results in me not knowing which button I (might) press.
The result is that in most cases I just close the apport window to get back to the crash later on (or rather I just forget about it). Could the crash notification be changed so that it doesn't snatch the keyboard input away from whatever is using it right now?

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jul 6 21:01:33 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: apport 1.5-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-2.15-generic
SourcePackage: apport
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-2-generic x86_64

Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

This is a window manager problem actually. Which window manager are you using, compiz (with desktop effects enabled) or metacity (no desktop effects), or KDE?

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
summary: - [karmic] apport pop-up behaviour after login is annoying/upredictable
+ apport popup steals focus
Philip Muškovac (yofel) wrote :

I'm using compiz with desktop effects enabled.

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2009-07-09
Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

trunk r1495

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package apport - 1.6-0ubuntu1

apport (1.6-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream release:
    - Add support for kernel crashes, thanks to Michael Vogt!
    - apport/, run_crash(): Do not re-collect information if we already
      have a Dependencies field. This happens when calling apport on an already
      pre-processed .crash file with -c. (LP: #394497)
    - apport/, pci_devices(): Deliver all matching devices, not
      just the last one. (LP: #398906)
    -, _get_module_license(): Return "invalid" if modinfo fails,
      so that they do not count as "free". (LP: #341720)
    - Support additional custom native origins in
      /etc/apport/native-origins.d/ . (LP: #386052)
    - Drop PPA origin hack, launchpad behaves properly
    - apport-gtk: Avoid focus stealing when being called without arguments (i.
      e. auto-launched). LP: #396243)
    - apport-kde: Use standard gettext again
    - Fix handling of PC lacking disassembly due to invalid memory location.
  * debian/local/apport-collect: Tag bugs with "apport-collected" on success.
    (LP: #391392)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 15 Jul 2009 18:02:59 +0200

Changed in apport (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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