desktop switcher window picker display glitch

Bug #277091 reported by Rachel Greenham on 2008-10-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Neil J. Patel
desktop-switcher (Ubuntu)
Neil J. Patel

Bug Description

After installing desktop switcher and using it once, going back to netbook shows a thin white line to the right side of the window picker applet. See screenshot:

This persists despite changes in the size of the window picker, and more icons appearing on the left and in the systray.

It also persists over a reboot (and without having used the desktop switcher since).

Fixed (for me, for now) by using gconf-editor to remove the fast-user-switch-applet from the top panel.

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

I've run into this during initial testing with the switcher, where the fast-user-switching applet is not being removed from the panel. However, I haven't come across it for quite some and couldn't reproduce frequently.

Does this happen everytime you use the desktop-switcher to go from Classic->Netbook mode?

Changed in netbook-remix:
assignee: nobody → njpatel
status: New → Confirmed

I just tried it again - and yes, the line is back. Also this time (not the first time) it didn't remove the extra panel applets. See screenshot...

addendum: Right after taking that screenshot and sending the comment I did a "remove from panel" on the main menu applet, meaning to go on and remove the launchers too, and the quit launcher, and take out the user switcher in gconf-editor ... but removing the main menu applet removed everything else that shouldn't have been there and put my panel back to what it should be in netbook remix. (weird?)

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

I think this is to do with the way we switch the panel configuration, gconf doesn't always merge the changed properly, and that leaves gnome-panel in an "in-between" state.

I've been informed of another way to implement the config switching which doesn't involve changing gconf in a huge way, and should solve this problem. I'm working on rewriting desktop-switcher to accommodate this change.

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2008-11-10
Changed in desktop-switcher:
milestone: none → 1.2.0
Paul Larson (pwlars) wrote :

This bug has been moved to Ubuntu distribution.

Changed in desktop-switcher (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in desktop-switcher:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
tags: added: ubuntu-unr
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