Gnome launcher panel moves to the centre of the screen when using "autohide" with left or right positioning and option "expand" disabled.

Bug #483911 reported by Giacinto Palmieri on 2009-11-17
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Panel
New
Medium
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

Using Ubuntu 9.10, I have moved the main panel to the left of the screen, selected "autohide" and de-selected "expand". When I move the cursor over the area the panel "jumps" to the middle of the screen, as shown in the screenshot attached, and returns to the left as hidden panel, instead of appearing on the place. The movement is very rapid and clicking on the panel results impossible.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 749a2bccfcc9eb4248bce4b438d3b730
CheckboxSystem: e704f33cc0866ff0f0256a33de39ea1c
Date: Tue Nov 17 00:07:40 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: firefox 3.5.5+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-15.50-generic
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-15-generic i686

Executing "sudo debconf gnome-panel" resulted in the panel working as expected again.

But then the problem reappeared without me changing the configuration of the panel in any way. It's definitively a bug!

As shown by the second screenshot, I have now managed to reproduce the bug in a predictable way. I have restored the original configuration running the commands illustrated here (http://www.watchingthenet.com/restore-panels-in-ubuntu-back-to-their-default-settings.html), then I modified the top panel (launchbar). The problem occurs whenever I try to position to the left or to the right a panel with the "expand" disabled. If I leave "expand" enabled no problem occurs. Left or right alignment result in the same behaviour.

summary: - Panel moves to the centre of the screen when using autohide and left
- positioning.
+ Gnome launcher panel moves to the centre of the screen when using
+ "autohide" and left or right positioning.
summary: Gnome launcher panel moves to the centre of the screen when using
- "autohide" and left or right positioning.
+ "autohide" with left or right positioning and option "expand" disabled.
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Master bug was closed a few years ago, better to track the issue here, upstream report is : https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=610645

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Invalid → Triaged
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-panel:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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