Workspace switcher shows tooltips constantly that won't disappear

Bug #497578 reported by Paul Smith on 2009-12-16
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-panel (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10, I've noticed that the tooltips in the workspace switcher that show the name of the selected window ("Click to start dragging ...") will sometimes not go away. It seems to happen most if I use the mouse to click on a different screen in the switcher, then move my mouse right away (but not RIGHT away--just about the time it normally takes me to move my mouse away, apparently) out of the switcher into the normal desktop.

In that case the tooltip that the switcher pops up does not go away again: it's like some event was missed or something. The tooltip will stay there forever until I (a) switch to another desktop with CTRL-ALT-<arrow> or similar, or (b) move my mouse over either the upper or lower panel (any part of it). Just selecting a different window on the same screen doesn't cause the tooltip to go away.

It's very frustrating because it happens probably 80% of the time that I use my mouse to choose a different screen, and I have my screens organized by work activity and I'm often switching back and forth.

It sounds minor but it's extremely annoying to have these yellow tooltips showing up and not going away unless I go do something.

If anyone has any suggestions about ways I could narrow down the problem, etc. I'm intereested!!

I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 64bit, with Workspace Switcher 2.28.0.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The bug is a duplicate

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

bug #356702 is similar for example

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