Cut/Copy/Paste/"Select All" are active while they shouldn't

Bug #1452272 reported by Sworddragon on 2015-05-06
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filezilla (Ubuntu)
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git (Ubuntu)
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gtk+ (Ubuntu)
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libreoffice (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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lxdm (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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lxpanel (Ubuntu)
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lxterminal (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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pcmanfm (Ubuntu)
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pidgin (Ubuntu)
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scite (Ubuntu)
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xscreensaver (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I have already created a few upstream reports for this but since nearly every application on my system (Ubuntu 15.04) is affected by this issue and I'm getting tired of opening this many upstream reports I'm creating this collecting ticket.

To the issue: Commonly at least one of this happens if the related context menu (commonly in the menu bar -> Edit or with a right mouse click on a related field) gets opened:

- Cut/Copy are active while nothing is selected.
- Paste is active while nothing is in the clipboard.
- "Select All" is active while the related field is empty.

Here are the upstream reports which I have already created:

LibreOffice: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91107
SciTE: http://sourceforge.net/p/scintilla/bugs/1718/
GIMP: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=749002

description: updated
Dave Kokandy (drkokandy) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and improve Ubuntu. However, it's not quite clear to me what the bug is. When you say menu items are "active" - what do you mean by that exactly? Do you mean that things are being copied, pasted, or selected without user input? Or do you mean that menu items are visible/available when they should not be? If this is a graphical issue, would you be able to take a screenshot?

Is this a new problem after upgrading to 15.04?

I am invalidating the bug against git, which is a command-line utility and has no menus. Please share additional information if you are able.

Changed in git (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

Barring the above information, the rest should be incomplete.

Changed in filezilla (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in libreoffice (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in lxdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in lxpanel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in lxterminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in pcmanfm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in pidgin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in scite (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in xscreensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in git (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Sworddragon (sworddragon) wrote :

Yes, I was meaning that the menu items are visible while they should not. But it seems that the case where "Select All" is visible on empty input fields is a GTK+ issue but I'm waiting until this gets confirmed by upstream ( https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=748863 ) as this would result that several packages could be marked as invalid. Also I have chosen git-gui but Launchpad assigned it to git.

Edit:

> Is this a new problem after upgrading to 15.04?

If I'm not wrong I have seen this issue already before Ubuntu 15.04.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2015-05-17
no longer affects: gimp (Ubuntu)
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