run application broken when setting background color set to "solid color"

Bug #398826 reported by NoahY on 2009-07-13
This bug affects 29 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-panel

As per the discussion here:

Hitting Alt-F2 does not bring up the "Run application" dialog when there is a gnome panel present that has a background color set to "solid color". Changing back to "None" and logging in again is said to fix the problem.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Jul 13 07:32:42 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gnome-panel 1:2.26.3-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-2.17-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-panel
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-2-generic x86_64

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NoahY (noahy) wrote :
description: updated
summary: - alt f2 not working when panel background color set to other than "solid
- color"
+ alt f2 not working when panel background color set to "solid color"
description: updated
Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here:

summary: - alt f2 not working when panel background color set to "solid color"
+ run application broken when setting background color set to "solid
+ color"
Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: High → Low
Changed in gnome-panel:
status: Unknown → New
eris23 (jdkatz23) wrote :

Same problem if "background image" selected

Changed in gnome-panel (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-9.10-beta
Dominik George (natureshadow) wrote :

Interesting bug this is .... also affects me on amd64 in karmic.

martijntje (martijntje) wrote :

This isn't isolated to amd64. My eeepc also has this problem on Karmic Koala.

heir4c (heir4c+) wrote :

Same here. (Pent ll) with Karmic Koala. I turned it back to 'none' and logout en login again. Now it work.
(Sorry for my english. Dutch speaking)

eldad (eldad-a) wrote :

same here

when trying to run the shortkeys from the menu the application fails to start. from the terminal:

:~$ gnome-keybinding-properties

(gnome-keybinding-properties:7293): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_store_get_value: assertion `VALID_ITER (iter, tree_store)' failed

(gnome-keybinding-properties:7293): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.21.4/gobject/gtype.c:3940: type id `0' is invalid

(gnome-keybinding-properties:7293): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: can't peek value table for type `<invalid>' which is not currently referenced
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Description: Ubuntu karmic (development branch)
Release: 9.10
2.6.31-6-generic #25-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 14 16:28:28 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

:~$ apt-cache policy gnome-control-center
  Installed: 1:2.27.5-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:2.27.5-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:2.27.5-0ubuntu1 0
        500 karmic/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

eldad (eldad-a) wrote :

it is the same story for alt+f1

regarding the temporary fix (changing background of gnom-panel to solid) - no need to log-off/in -
it is enough to kill gnome-panel (killall gnome-panel) and upon its resume alt+f1/f2 works.

regarding my comment about gnome-keybinding-properties - see:

Cyroul (cyril-rat) wrote :


Same problem here, Alt+F2 doesn't work with a solid color in a panel.
The workaround is fine at the moment
Looking forward to an update :)

vulfgar (vulfgar) wrote :

Same here, workaround works if I change background in all panels.

affects: gnome-panel (Ubuntu) → gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)
Oli (oli) wrote :

w00t. Commit da00e171e7ac1ed3354f2aa81c8f69faaffc9421 fixes this.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

the bug will be fixed in the next gtk upload

Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gtk+2.0 - 2.18.0-1ubuntu1

gtk+2.0 (2.18.0-1ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * Rebase on the current debian version
  * New version changes:
    - Add GtkTreeModelFilter testsuite and fix multiple bugs
    - Client-side windows:
      - Fix issues around recursion and gdk_window_process_updates
      - Fix issues with grabs and cursors
      - Handle window hierarchy and geometry changes in expose handlers
      - New function, gdk_window_flush, that may be needed in certain situations
      - Automatically flush windows when doing non-double-buffered exposes
    - Quartz backend:
      - Fix various 'stuck UI' issues
      - Fix the size of the root window
    - Bugs fixed:
    588455 run application broken when setting background color...(lp: #398826)
    346800 Rework sort/filter models to use indices to parents
    593678 select "Manage Custom Sizes" from print dialog hangs gedit
    594652 gtk printer dialog does not understand boolean printer options
    594668 Add new Xorg keysyms
    591583 Padre (a wxPerl+Gtk IDE) hangs when editing Perl code...
    594600 Windows only allows 64-character system-tray tooltips
    594679 Fix warning in testwindows.c
    594880 Drawing issues in ExoIconView
    593507 AbiWord's main drawing area not exposed properly
    594913 is_composited race ...
    594738 Windows often do not respond to events on dual-head
    503776 crash when trying to print to non-existent lpr printer
    595599 Don't focus unmapped radio buttons
    595790 Segfault in gtkiconfactory.c on NULL GError
    588649 extended input events sent to widgets that didn't...
    550939 GtkFileChooser listbox does not refresh selection
    - New deprecation:
    gdk_event_get_graphics_exposes has been deprecated
    - Updated translations

gtk+2.0 (2.18.0-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream stable release:
    + debian/rules,
      - Updated for the new version.
    + debian/patches/005_gdk_directfb_window_new.patch:
      - Dropped, merged upstream.
    + debian/patches/070_mandatory-relibtoolize.patch:
      - Updated for the new version.

gtk+2.0 (2.18.0-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (LP: #435053)
  * debian/libgtk2.0-0.symbols:
    - New symbol gdk_window_flush
  * debian/patches/005_gdk_directfb_window_new.patch:
    - Applied upstream

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Wed, 23 Sep 2009 09:50:04 +0200

Changed in gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
eris23 (jdkatz23) wrote :

run application now works when setting background color to background image on gtk+2.0 (2.18.0-0ubuntu1) karmic 64-bit

Changed in gnome-panel:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: New → Fix Released
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