Gedit (Text Editor) window minimizes on right click due to wrongly placed bubble menu.

Bug #1725708 reported by Norbert
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Shell
Confirmed
Medium
gedit (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install Ubuntu 17.10
2. Login to the default Ubuntu session
3. Open Gedit text editor
3. Make right mouse click on its top window bar
4. Window drop-down menu is shown, mouse is over "Minimize" option

Expected results:
* window drop-down menu is opened, user is able to select option from it (for example move to other workspace or maximize)

Actual results:
* Gedit window got minimized instantly

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: gnome-shell 3.26.1-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-16.19-generic 4.13.4
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Sat Oct 21 17:27:44 2017
DisplayManager: gdm3
GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'gtk-im-module' b"'gtk-im-context-simple'"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-21 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20171018)
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
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Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Works absolutely fine here, maybe reporter needs a new mouse or better control of his finger on a touchpad, should be marked as invalid.

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Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Amending last comment, this does occur but only in wayland

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Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Be more kindly next time.

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in wayland (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Sorry, forgot that I don't use wayland in practice as it's not close to ready but should when testing.
To note: this doesn't occur in a gnome session where the context menu is opened inside the header bar so maybe add ubuntu-session.

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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

As a workaround, if you keep the right-click pressed until you move the mouse cursor over another item in the menu, it works.

no longer affects: wayland (Ubuntu)
tags: added: wayland
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

The problem is that you don't see you're actually selecting Minimize (try holding the right button down for a while). Duplicate of bug 1717446...

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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote : Re: Unable to use window menu in default GNOME applications (such as Gedit) - window minimizes on right click due to wrongly placed bubble menu.

Sorry, that makes two separate bugs. This is no longer a duplicate. But see also bug 1717446.

summary: Unable to use window menu in default GNOME applications (such as Gedit)
- - window minimizes on right click
+ - window minimizes on right click due to wrongly placed bubble menu.
summary: - Unable to use window menu in default GNOME applications (such as Gedit)
- - window minimizes on right click due to wrongly placed bubble menu.
+ Window minimizes on right click due to wrongly placed bubble menu.
summary: - Window minimizes on right click due to wrongly placed bubble menu.
+ Gedit (Text Editor) window minimizes on right click due to wrongly
+ placed bubble menu.
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

That's the same than https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=787139 upstream right?

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

unsure it has to do with the placement of the menu though, the item shouldn't activate when you unpress the button

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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Now that you mention it, I'm not sure. It's not uncommon for some toolkits to be designed to activate a popup-menu item on button release. I didn't consider that part a bug.

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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

But the menu is definitely placed incorrectly, only for Gedit.

Changed in gnome-shell:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

Atm I'd put 'blame' on ubuntu themes (ambiance, radiance) while in wayland session & maybe only with gedit.
If using awaita theme this won't occur even if the bubble menu opens slightly outside header bar.
(- it seems the actual cursor position when initiating the r. click will affect where the top of the bubble menu is.

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Sven Jäger (svenjaeger) wrote :

For me, this also contains the file manager (nautilus).

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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 17.10 (artful) reached end-of-life on July 19, 2018.

See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

We appreciate that this bug may be old and you might not be interested in discussing it any more. But if you are then please upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version and re-test. If you then find the bug is still present in the newer Ubuntu version, please add a comment here telling us which new version it is in and change the bug status to Confirmed.

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Norbert (nrbrtx)
tags: removed: artful
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

See also bug 1717446.

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