gnome-panel tooltips persist until re-activated

Bug #378381 reported by Frode Egeland on 2009-05-19
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

Tooltips on window list items in gnome panel are sometimes hanging around "permanently", that is, until the cursor is moved back onto the item.

Turning desktop effects to off stops the issue.
Turning desktop effects to Normal or Extra brings it back.

Distro, arch: Jaunty, AMD64
Compiz package version: 1:0.8.2-0ubuntu8
Non-Free nVidia driver is use: nvidia-glx-180

Hard to replicate reliably, but seems to happen often when clicking on window list item for a window that's on another desktop. After the desktop changes and the cursor is moved off the item, the tooltip remains.

Bartek (tschew) wrote :

steps to replicate:

1) configure window list to show windows from all workspaces
2) open some window on workspace 1
3) switch to a different workspace
4) click on window list entry for window on workspace 1 ensuring that you DON'T cause the tooltip to appear (ie don't hover long, just click!)
5) move away from the window list, watch the tooltip appear and remain persistent

It doesn't happen 100% of the time but I haven't been able to figure out what causes it exactly. As far as I can tell delaying step 5) slightly actually prevents it.

hagelnut (hagelnut) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 378381, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

hagelnut (hagelnut) wrote :

Correction:
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 356702, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Bartek (tschew) wrote :

It's not a duplicate, it's a different bug. We're reporting the standard tooltip (the window title text) persisting over the window list and not "click to start dragging...", an issue which i've never encountered.

Bartek (tschew) wrote :

Also note that we are talking about the window list, not the workspace switcher!

Bernhard (b.a.koenig) wrote :

Bug 356702 is not just about the "dragging" message but about any window switcher tooltip that sticks. As for the window list argument, dunno if this is the same problems as the one in the workspace switcher.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Yes, they're the same bugs. Both applets use the same underlying libwnck library, which this bug is in.

Bartek (tschew) wrote :

My apologies.

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