menu items cannot be activated on tearoff menus

Bug #619432 reported by Redraven on 2010-08-17
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
The Gimp
gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gimp

Gimp has a feature that let's you tear off menus that appear when you are right-clicking on the canvas. This is described here:

For Ubuntu 10.04 items under a tearoff menu will not be activated. Items in the sub-menu of a tear off menu will however be activated. In previous versions (of Ubuntu) this worked well.

Current workaround is simply to use item from the ordinary menu from the top. But this is loss of a documented functionality and also making it a bit more cumbersome to work with the Gimp.

Description: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS
Release: 10.04
Package: Gimp 2.6.8-2ubuntu1.1
The same problem in both 64-bit and 32-bit Ubuntu distributions.
Also tested to build the Gimp 2.6.10 version from source, this did not work either.
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
Package: gimp 2.6.8-2ubuntu1.1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.38-generic
Tags: lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

apport information

tags: added: apport-collected
description: updated
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

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

Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gimp:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gimp:
status: New → Invalid
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

upstream said it's a gtk+ issue, will re open the upstream task as well and assign it to gtk+ reassigning this one for now.

affects: gimp (Ubuntu) → gtk+2.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gimp:
status: Invalid → New
Changed in gimp:
importance: Unknown → Medium
nephilim (torsten-wolf) wrote :

After upgrading from 10.04 I see this bug still being present in 10.10.

I confirm that. It's still present in 10.10.

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 6:43 PM, nephilim <email address hidden> wrote:
> After upgrading from 10.04 I see this bug still being present in 10.10.
> --
> menu items cannot be activated on tearoff menus
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.

Peter Clifton (pcjc2) wrote :

Still present in Natty

Tim Starling (tstarling) wrote :

Also affects gvim, and presumably any other application that uses tearoff menus.

Changed in gimp:
status: New → Expired
PoGo (pogo-launchpad) wrote :

The bug is still present in 13.04...

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