Save As Dialog Box does not get focus in Ubuntu 22.04

Bug #1968887 reported by dennygoot@gmail.com
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gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

When using a browser to right click a file and save as, the save as window does not get focus, which means you can't just type the name of the file you want, you have to force focus onto the window to use it by clicking it.

This defeats the entire purpose of 2 built in features, 1 being the pre-selected original file name (since you can't rename until you re-aquire focus for that window, thereby undoing the pre-selection programmed in) and 2, the ability to quickly save the file with a keystroke.

A side note to this, ubuntu-bug should have an option to report bugs with other WITHOUT having to specify a package. This is a bug in ubuntu-bug. Not a feature. Because we don't always know what package(s) are involved. This needs to be addressed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 22.04
Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:22.04.8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.15.0-25.25-generic 5.15.30
Uname: Linux 5.15.0-25-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu81
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
CrashDB: ubuntu
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Apr 13 07:55:24 2022
InstallationDate: Installed on 2022-03-31 (12 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" - Alpha amd64 (20220326)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm-256color
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
RebootRequiredPkgs: Error: path contained symlinks.
SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
Symptom: release-upgrade
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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dennygoot@gmail.com (dennygoot) wrote :
affects: ubuntu → ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Javier Carrasco (javiercmh) wrote :

It also affects Google Chrome (100.0.4896.75):
- Ctrl + S to open save dialog
- Start typing

Instead of changing the name of the file, it will try to input the letter to the main window, which doesn´t make sense.

affects: ubuntu-release-upgrader (Ubuntu) → gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
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Ulrich P. Klein (klein) wrote :

Same problem here with google-chrome-stable 101.0.4951.64-1 and firefox (snap) 100.0.2-1
I'm using ubuntu 22.04, cinnamon 5.2.7-4, mutter 42.0-3ubuntu2.

Which is even more annoying: When I change the directory, sometimes the file is not saved at all. This is repoducible for some directories, ohters work. No rule found up to now

This makes the save dialogue fairly unusable.

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Symax (ayourk) wrote :

For me, on Ubuntu 22.04, when I try to save a file, and then try to rename that file, As soon as I start typing, it moves to the Search field in the File Save As dialog.

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bob (amagee) wrote :

> For me, on Ubuntu 22.04, when I try to save a file, and then try to rename that file, As soon as I start typing, it moves to the Search field in the File Save As dialog.

Me too. This makes the Save As dialog almost unusable as the filename box loses focus on every character typed. I am using i3 window manager.

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satyaarth chhabra (satyaarthchhabra) wrote :

hey is this bug still active?
cause i am experiencing it right now

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Jeremy Bícha (jbicha) wrote :

@satyaarth, this bug has been marked as a duplicate of https://launchpad.net/bugs/1949340 which is still open.

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dennygoot@gmail.com (dennygoot) wrote : Re: [Bug 1968887] Re: Save As Dialog Box does not get focus in Ubuntu 22.04

It's still happening for me, because I just tried to save a file this
morning, and had to steal the focus of the window, which meant I couldn't
just type a file name and hit enter. It's not a huge issues, but it's
annoying.

On Mon, Aug 22, 2022 at 8:56 AM satyaarth chhabra <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1949340 ***
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1949340
>
> hey is this bug still active?
> cause i am experiencing it right now
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1968887
>
> Title:
> Save As Dialog Box does not get focus in Ubuntu 22.04
>
> Status in gnome-shell package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> When using a browser to right click a file and save as, the save as
> window does not get focus, which means you can't just type the name of
> the file you want, you have to force focus onto the window to use it
> by clicking it.
>
> This defeats the entire purpose of 2 built in features, 1 being the
> pre-selected original file name (since you can't rename until you re-
> aquire focus for that window, thereby undoing the pre-selection
> programmed in) and 2, the ability to quickly save the file with a
> keystroke.
>
> A side note to this, ubuntu-bug should have an option to report bugs
> with other WITHOUT having to specify a package. This is a bug in
> ubuntu-bug. Not a feature. Because we don't always know what
> package(s) are involved. This needs to be addressed.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 22.04
> Package: ubuntu-release-upgrader-core 1:22.04.8
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.15.0-25.25-generic 5.15.30
> Uname: Linux 5.15.0-25-generic x86_64
> NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia
> ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu81
> Architecture: amd64
> CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
> CrashDB: ubuntu
> CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
> Date: Wed Apr 13 07:55:24 2022
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2022-03-31 (12 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" - Alpha amd64
> (20220326)
> PackageArchitecture: all
> ProcEnviron:
> TERM=xterm-256color
> PATH=(custom, no user)
> XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> RebootRequiredPkgs: Error: path contained symlinks.
> SourcePackage: ubuntu-release-upgrader
> Symptom: release-upgrade
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
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>

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David Fontenot (font21) wrote :

I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 yesterday and this bug now affects me.

Also, I have Mint Linux (20.3) Cinnamon (5.2.7) on another machine and it's been like that since day 1 of the installation.

In both versions of the operating system, when using a program (Firefox, VSCode, and Typora) that generates a Dialogue box, it does not get focused. This means, you can't just type to use the Dialogue box, you have to force focus on the window to use it by clicking it.

SYSTEM INFO:
$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 5.15.0-46-generic (buildd@lcy02-amd64-115) (gcc (Ubuntu 11.2.0-19ubuntu1) 11.2.0, GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Ubuntu) 2.38) #49-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 4 18:03:25 UTC 2022

$ uname -r
5.15.0-46-generic

$ hostnamectl | grep Kernel
Kernel: Linux 5.15.0-46-generic

$ sudo lscpu
Architecture: x86_64
  CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
  Address sizes: 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
  Byte Order: Little Endian
CPU(s): 8
  On-line CPU(s) list: 0-7
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
  Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700T CPU @ 2.90GHz

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ivo (ivostoykov) wrote :

This bug appeared after an upgrade from 20 to 22 LTS. I've switched back to XOrg as Wayland needed even two clicks to focus. All new windows are affected regardless of whether it is dialogue or not. A bit frustrated.

Linux version 5.15.0-46-generic (buildd@lcy02-amd64-115) (gcc (Ubuntu 11.2.0-19ubuntu1) 11.2.0, GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Ubuntu) 2.38) #49-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 4 18:03:25 UTC 2022

Architecture: x86_64
  CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit
  Address sizes: 39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
  Byte Order: Little Endian
CPU(s): 4
  On-line CPU(s) list: 0-3
Vendor ID: GenuineIntel
  Model name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz

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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Please put all comments about this issue in bug 1949340. Not here.

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Rob Couch (itserenity) wrote :

I totally agree!

When I RIGHT-CLICK an image and tap V I want to immediately be able to start typing a filename.

But NOPE!

Can't even hit ESCAPE to get rid of the SAVE dialog; because the entire dialog is not given focus!

I have found 22.04 lacking in the user experience!

Seems A Windows Moron Mouse Only Mind Set Behind Many Of The "Broken" Features!

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Rob Couch (itserenity) wrote :

So I Hate This Glitch In The Matrix As Well!

Right Click An Image In A Browser, Tap 'V' To Save Image As...

When the Save Dialog Opens I Am Unable To Just Type The Filename I Want.

The Entire Dialog Has No Focus!!!!!

Windows Mouse Moron Do Not Understand The Frustration; They Always Use The Mouse; It Never Occurs To Them There Is A Faster Way Of Getting Something Done By Using The Keyboard.

I Have Found That After Tapping 'V' If I Shift+Tab Way To Another Window Then Shift+Tab Back, The Save Dialog Is Now Focused And The Filename Field Is Also Focused.

Hope That Helps Until Someone Fixes The Broken Interface!

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Rob Bricheno (rwhb2) wrote (last edit ):

I don't think this is a duplicate of the upstream bug report, because that's about Chromium, and this also affects Firefox.

For anyone else who ends up here and just wants to fix their UI in Firefox, open "about:config" and set "widget.use-xdg-desktop-portal.file-picker" to 0.

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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Bug 1949340 is about Firefox.

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Thomas Løcke (thomas-granvej6-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

This annoying bug rears its ugly head since I upgraded my own and my wifes computer to Ubuntu 22.04. This does not happen on my 18.04 laptop or 20.04 workbox.

When using the Save As dialog, focus switches to the filter/search field in the dialog when we start typing a name for the file. The focus change happens after each character, so it's practically unusable.

Confirmed with Firefox (snap), Google Chrome (PPA) and Brave (snap).

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tmp.abdullah (tmpabdullah1) wrote :

**Just waiting for it to fixed calmly**

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satyaarth chhabra (satyaarthchhabra) wrote :
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xChris (cs-.) wrote :

chrome's save dialog works fine -on focus- when you are on Gnome/Wayland, it's cocked up on Gnome/X11

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Thomas Burger (carthom) wrote :

Is there any estimate when this is being solved? This is really annoying.
We upgraded the family to 22.04 LTS (using Firefox) and are now affected by this.
Everything is updated to the most current level.
Thank you.

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Gabriel Kaufmann (info-typoworx) wrote :

Facing this annoying issue on Ubuntu 23.10. Well I know it's "bad boy" to use Non-LTS, but I had to do for another software/upgrade only available when 23.04 wasn't released yet :-(

Any news on this? On 22.04 I had before the Upgrade (to 23.10) I didn't have this annoying problem!

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Jeremy Bícha (jbicha) wrote :

Please do not add comments here because this bug has been marked as a duplicate of https://launchpad.net/bugs/1949340

Gabriel, please open a new bug for your issue. Bug 1949340 does not affect Ubuntu 23.10.

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Jeremy Bícha (jbicha) wrote :

Oh I guess GTK3 is still affected so bug 1949340 would affect people using desktops other than GNOME.

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