"authentication needed" doesn't get focus when changing proxy settings

Bug #1018559 reported by Guntbert Reiter on 2012-06-27
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

System settings/network/network proxy
When changing the proxy setting system wide it asks for the users password, but that dialog doesn't get the focus so that you will type your password into another window (depending on the theme this is not very obvious) - might be a security problem

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-25.40-generic 3.2.18
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-25-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jun 27 21:52:24 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-control-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100427.1)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-01 (57 days ago)
 deja-dup 22.0-0ubuntu2
 gnome-bluetooth 3.2.2-0ubuntu5
 indicator-datetime 0.3.94-0ubuntu2

Guntbert Reiter (guntbert) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, that's a wm issue, what desktop environment do you use?

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Guntbert Reiter (guntbert) wrote :

Hi Sebastien,
I am using unity, but the dialog I get is not the (rather small) one used by gksudo. That one gets the focus as it should. Here I see a dialog that seems unique to gnome-control-center (why doesn't it use the gksudo mechanism anyway?)
I am attaching a screenshot of this dialog (strangely it has has *some* german text, whereas my whole UI is in english). I didn't manage to show it without focus :-)

Guntbert Reiter (guntbert) wrote :

maybe #1018873 is related

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → compiz (Ubuntu)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
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