Windows in Activities might be partially off screen

Bug #1834967 reported by Artyom Pozharov on 2019-07-01
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This bug affects 17 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-dock
New
Unknown
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
gnome-shell-extension-dashtodock (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu)
Low
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

Details in my screenshot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BR6H56eug7JFMGU37

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
Package: gnome-shell 3.32.2-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-17.18-generic 5.0.8
Uname: Linux 5.0.0-17-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Mon Jul 1 20:38:43 2019
DisplayManager: gdm3
InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-07-01 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia:

ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=ru_UA:ru
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=ru_UA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
RelatedPackageVersions: mutter-common 3.32.2+git20190626-1ubuntu1
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Can you please explain in more detail what the bug is here?

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Not the entire Firefox window area is placed in the "Activities".

вт, 2 июл. 2019 г., 4:55 Daniel van Vugt <email address hidden>:

> Can you please explain in more detail what the bug is here?
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1834967
>
> Title:
> When "Activities" launch, Firefox window will occupy the big square
>
> Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> Details in my screenshot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BR6H56eug7JFMGU37
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
> Package: gnome-shell 3.32.2-2ubuntu1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-17.18-generic 5.0.8
> Uname: Linux 5.0.0-17-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Mon Jul 1 20:38:43 2019
> DisplayManager: gdm3
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-07-01 (0 days ago)
> InstallationMedia:
>
> ProcEnviron:
> LANGUAGE=ru_UA:ru
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=ru_UA.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> RelatedPackageVersions: mutter-common 3.32.2+git20190626-1ubuntu1
> SourcePackage: gnome-shell
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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summary: - When "Activities" launch, Firefox window will occupy the big square
+ Activities overview doesn't fit the whole window in when shrinking
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New

Could you add the screenshot to the bug rather than on an external website (where it might get not available at some point).

So you would expect a 'not cut at the bottom preview image' is that right?
(ideally that would be reported upstream on https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell/issues)

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

Please, take this screenshot. I think that's Ubuntu bug. I don't see this
bug in Ubuntu 19.04 with same GNOME Shell.
вт, 2 июл. 2019 г., 12:50 Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden>:

> Could you add the screenshot to the bug rather than on an external
> website (where it might get not available at some point).
>
> So you would expect a 'not cut at the bottom preview image' is that right?
> (ideally that would be reported upstream on
> https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell/issues)
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Low
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1834967
>
> Title:
> Activities overview doesn't fit the whole window in when shrinking
>
> Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Details in my screenshot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BR6H56eug7JFMGU37
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
> Package: gnome-shell 3.32.2-2ubuntu1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-17.18-generic 5.0.8
> Uname: Linux 5.0.0-17-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Mon Jul 1 20:38:43 2019
> DisplayManager: gdm3
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-07-01 (0 days ago)
> InstallationMedia:
>
> ProcEnviron:
> LANGUAGE=ru_UA:ru
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=ru_UA.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> RelatedPackageVersions: mutter-common 3.32.2+git20190626-1ubuntu1
> SourcePackage: gnome-shell
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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Please try attaching that file again with a simpler file name that web browsers can handle :)

All for you, my friend;)

ср, 3 июл. 2019 г., 6:00 Daniel van Vugt <email address hidden>:

> Please try attaching that file again with a simpler file name that web
> browsers can handle :)
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1834967
>
> Title:
> Activities overview doesn't fit the whole window in when shrinking
>
> Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Details in my screenshot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BR6H56eug7JFMGU37
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
> Package: gnome-shell 3.32.2-2ubuntu1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-17.18-generic 5.0.8
> Uname: Linux 5.0.0-17-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Mon Jul 1 20:38:43 2019
> DisplayManager: gdm3
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-07-01 (0 days ago)
> InstallationMedia:
>
> ProcEnviron:
> LANGUAGE=ru_UA:ru
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=ru_UA.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> RelatedPackageVersions: mutter-common 3.32.2+git20190626-1ubuntu1
> SourcePackage: gnome-shell
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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Do you see it now?

It's normal. Now I have Russian Ubuntu and it named photo as "Снимок экрана
от 2019-07-01 20-31-48" that meant "Screenshot at 2019-07-01 20-31-48".

ср, 3 июл. 2019 г. в 11:10, Daniel van Vugt <email address hidden>:

> No, it's getting a strange name ^^^
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1834967
>
> Title:
> Activities overview doesn't fit the whole window in when shrinking
>
> Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Details in my screenshot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BR6H56eug7JFMGU37
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
> Package: gnome-shell 3.32.2-2ubuntu1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-17.18-generic 5.0.8
> Uname: Linux 5.0.0-17-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Mon Jul 1 20:38:43 2019
> DisplayManager: gdm3
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-07-01 (0 days ago)
> InstallationMedia:
>
> ProcEnviron:
> LANGUAGE=ru_UA:ru
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=ru_UA.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> RelatedPackageVersions: mutter-common 3.32.2+git20190626-1ubuntu1
> SourcePackage: gnome-shell
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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Please, take it.

ср, 3 июл. 2019 г. в 11:50, Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden>:

> Can you rename it with ascii naming?
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1834967
>
> Title:
> Activities overview doesn't fit the whole window in when shrinking
>
> Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Details in my screenshot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BR6H56eug7JFMGU37
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
> Package: gnome-shell 3.32.2-2ubuntu1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-17.18-generic 5.0.8
> Uname: Linux 5.0.0-17-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Mon Jul 1 20:38:43 2019
> DisplayManager: gdm3
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-07-01 (0 days ago)
> InstallationMedia:
>
> ProcEnviron:
> LANGUAGE=ru_UA:ru
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=ru_UA.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> RelatedPackageVersions: mutter-common 3.32.2+git20190626-1ubuntu1
> SourcePackage: gnome-shell
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

See additional screenshots and comments in Ubuntu Discourse:

* https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/the-gnome-3-34-migration-what-are-your-bugs/12348/27
* https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/the-gnome-3-34-migration-what-are-your-bugs/12348/29

and others below these.

Is this a problem upstream?

Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

I don't think the title of this report is accurate. The is no "shrinking" involved. The bottom window previews in the overview are just clipped out of the screen, not shrinked.

Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

Do you think the importance of this problem is just low? It affects a very central part of the desktop in a way that is not only ugly but also hinders usability. Hopefully it's not an upstream issue and will be auto-magically fixed by an update.

summary: - Activities overview doesn't fit the whole window in when shrinking
+ Activities overview doesn't shrink some windows adequately and they are
+ partially off screen

Here is a proper screenshot. The bug occurs whenever the windows become large enough or numerous enough, at which point they overflow past the bottom screen in the Activities Overview. They are clipped to where if you highlight them, you cannot see their window titles. I tested not having the dock installed and this problem did not appear, so it seems to be a bug in the extension.

In fact, I just installed the dash-to-dock extension, and if you turn off the 'panel mode' so that the dock does not extend all the way down, the problem goes away.

Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

@vanvugt in case Robert is right, could you move this to dash-to-dock launchpad? Or do you prefer me to create a new issue (and maybe another one at https://github.com/micheleg/dash-to-dock/issues)?

Robert (cynicist) wrote :

I attempted to replicate this bug on Fedora 30 in a VM by installing dash-to-dock and enabling panel mode, but the previews do scale properly there. So strange...

In Ubuntu, you can easily replicate this bug by installing Ubuntu 19.10 in a VM and just launching Firefox, Files, and Rhythmbox. As the largest window, Firefox is put down to the bottom and clipped. At least on my system, disabling panel mode fixes the issue to where I can basically create infinite previews and see all the window titles, and re-enabling it triggers the clipping once again.

Robert (cynicist) wrote :

@carlosjosepita

The thing is that dash-to-dock also adopts Ubuntu Dock settings, since that is what Ubuntu Dock is based on. So if I remove Ubuntu Dock, for example, but then install dash-to-dock, it actually starts in panel mode. (that is not a default) The fact that this bug does not seem to occur in Fedora 30 with dash-to-dock (v66) installed makes me believe it is some Ubuntu Dock specific thing, but I am just speculating atm.

Robert (cynicist) wrote :

Ok, I did not manage to figure this one out yet, but I did find something interesting. The windows actually scale differently depending on whether the panel is extended or not. You can just install dconf-editor and go to /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock and toggle extend-height in order to change this setting.

I caused the clipping to show up by just launching gedit and maximizing it before going to the overview. You can see from the attached screenshot that the only difference in the activities view is the panel on the right-side is not extended, and yet the gedit window on the left looks much larger, as though it was zoomed in. That is what is causing the clipping and why Fedora is unaffected even with the same extension. The scaling in Fedora is identical to the right-hand side of the image where the panel is not extended. There is some difference in how the windows are being drawn.

Another example: If I open two non-maximized gedit windows, in Fedora they will appear side by side. In Ubuntu? Top and bottom, with the bottom clipped.

I tried looking at a diff of the Ubuntu Dock code vs stock dash-to-dock, but I wasn't able to find any difference relating to size/scaling of the windows, so I'm not sure exactly what is causing it.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1834967

tags: added: iso-testing
Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

Still happening in beta, when installing and after installation. If I move the dock to the bottom it stops happening, no matter how many windows I open.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Sorry, I was on vacation and lost track...

Does everyone only experience this bug with dash-to-dock? Or is this a bug which we have inherited in ubuntu-dock too?

affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu) → gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in gnome-shell-extension-dashtodock (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

Hi Daniel, for me is ubuntu-dock, I've not even tested this with upstream dash-to-dock.

Changed in gnome-shell-extension-dashtodock (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

It's Ubuntu dock bug

пн, 30 сент. 2019 г. в 07:35, Daniel van Vugt <<email address hidden>
>:

> ** Changed in: gnome-shell-extension-dashtodock (Ubuntu)
> Status: Incomplete => Confirmed
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu)
> Status: Incomplete => Confirmed
>
> ** Also affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
> ** Changed in: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1834967
>
> Title:
> Activities overview doesn't shrink some windows adequately and they
> are partially off screen
>
> Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
> Status in gnome-shell-extension-dashtodock package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
> Status in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Details in my screenshot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BR6H56eug7JFMGU37
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 19.10
> Package: gnome-shell 3.32.2-2ubuntu1
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.0.0-17.18-generic 5.0.8
> Uname: Linux 5.0.0-17-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Mon Jul 1 20:38:43 2019
> DisplayManager: gdm3
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-07-01 (0 days ago)
> InstallationMedia:
>
> ProcEnviron:
> LANGUAGE=ru_UA:ru
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=ru_UA.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> RelatedPackageVersions: mutter-common 3.32.2+git20190626-1ubuntu1
> SourcePackage: gnome-shell
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
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no longer affects: gnome-shell (Ubuntu)

Just to be clear: I didn't mean to imply it is an Ubuntu dock bug, just that I was using that dock when it happened (btw it still happens). So I hope it wasn't moved here because of my answer alone.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

I've tested this with latest 19.10 (updated today) using gnome-session and upstream dash-to-dock installed from gnome-software (can't remember the version now, but I installed it a few minutes ago). The problem is still there when the dock is vertically expanded to fit the screen. I've reported this upstream https://github.com/micheleg/dash-to-dock/issues/1007.

Changed in ubuntu-dock:
status: Unknown → New
summary: - Activities overview doesn't shrink some windows adequately and they are
- partially off screen
+ Windows in Activities might be partially off screen
Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

I confirm this is still happening after fully updating a few minutes ago. It's too close to the release and gives quite a bad impression, even if it doesn't affect usability in a crucial way I would say that importance isn't Low because of its visibility.

Rajah_Brooke (c-a-g-gibbs) wrote :

I can confirm that this is happening, and I don't think this should be counted as low priority. It's a clear case of Ubuntu having an issue which doesn't occur in any other GNOME based distributions. This bug even appears in the OMG! Ubuntu! video "Ubuntu 19.10: What's New?" on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YywtDfnDI8

This is literally the only visible issue I have with 19.10, and it was one I only didn't report in 19.04 because I assumed it was so clearly visible that it would be fixed by 19.10.

Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

Also I agree that giving it low priority is to mischaracterise it, the bug is not specific of Ubuntu, it's a bug somewhere in Gnome shell or in Dash-to-dock that manifests when the dock is vertically stretched, as it happens to be Ubuntu default configuration. But this also happens, for example, in Manjaro, which ships a dock similarly stretched by default.

Changed in gnome-shell:
status: Unknown → New
tags: added: desktop-lts-wishlist
Changed in gnome-shell:
status: New → Fix Released
Yuriy Syrovetskiy (cblp) wrote :

I'm on 19.10, and the fix is not released yet. gnome-shell = 3.34.1-1ubuntu1

Carlos Pita (carlosjosepita) wrote :

I've tested this in two up-to-date 19.10 installations running in very different laptops, one with hi-dpi, the other one an old standard dpi one, and both still show the issue. Both have the standard vertically expanded dock. It perplexes me as this issue status is "Fix released" since almost one month now.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

The upstream bug report (https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell/issues/1826) suggests this is not a gnome-shell bug. So to avoid confusing people with a spurious "Fix Released" I will just remove the task.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
no longer affects: gnome-shell
Jesse (jessedubord) wrote :

Looks like a bug report was submitted to the dash-to-dock extension regarding the issue, here: https://github.com/micheleg/dash-to-dock/issues/1007

Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in gnome-shell-extension-dashtodock (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock - 67ubuntu20.04.3

---------------
gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (67ubuntu20.04.3) focal; urgency=medium

  [ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
  * docking: Don't use non-existent Utils.DisplayWrapper.getWorkspaceManager()
  * dash: Use clutter alignment to ensure we properly arrange the dash
  * metadata: Set extension compatible with shell 3.36 only
  * dash: Sync some more to the upstream cleanups
  * docking: Properly replace default dash in all modes (LP: #1795703,
    LP: #1865865)
  * docking: Delay hide requests if we're currently showing
  * docking: Don't sync overview's iconSize anymore
  * docking: Reset old dash changes if something changes it (LP: #1795703)
  * docking: Cleanup the docks destruction code
  * docking: Use parent vfunc results to get slider container sizes
  * docking: Add mainDock property to DockManager and use it
  * docking: Don't pass allDocks to every child
  * docking: Ignore key-repeat
  * fileManager1API: Use a cancellable to stop proxy creation on destruction
  * dash: Cleanup preferred width/height vfuncs reusing upstream code
  * dash: Get content box from the themeNode
  * dash: Some code cleanups to match Upstream code better
  * appIcons: Redirect events from the showAppIcon toggleButton to the parent
  * general: Don't use Gtk enum definitions for St widgets
  * docking: Apply the height/width dash constraint after adding to main uiGroup
  * docking: Delay toggling to group multiple requests
  * docking: Consider theming when computing the sliderContainer space
  * docking: Reimplement Clutter.BindConstraint to bind to Maximum size only
  * docking: Replace the dashSpacer instance in default controls
  * docking: Make sure we don't send the overview offscreen in extended mode
    (LP: #1834967)
  * launcherAPI: Actually keep track of the unity bus ID and replace it
    (LP: #1756837)

  [ Michele Gaio ]
  * Fix bug with xscreensaver.

  [ Jordan Christiansen ]
  * Update the screenshot to Gnome 3.34

 -- Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <email address hidden> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 03:22:28 +0100

Changed in gnome-shell-extension-ubuntu-dock (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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