Gpick is not working in Wayland session

Bug #1704808 reported by Julian Alarcon on 2017-07-17
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gpick (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Gpick is not working in Ubuntu 17.10 in Wayland Session.

Seems to be a design restriction of Wayland to confine application actions to only their windows.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: gpick 0.2.5+git20161221-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.11.0-10.15-generic 4.11.8
Uname: Linux 4.11.0-10-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.5-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Mon Jul 17 10:17:37 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-07-04 (13 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170626)
SourcePackage: gpick
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Julian Alarcon (julian-alarcon) wrote :
tags: added: julyshakedown
Changed in gpick:
status: Unknown → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gpick (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

this is a major Wayland problem. Also GIMP color picker does not work

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report.

This is a known issue with wayland documented on

Changed in gpick (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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