Search box out of focus when tray icon clicked

Bug #176892 reported by David Prieto on 2007-12-17
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Metacity
New
Medium
metacity (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
tracker (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: tracker

I have been using the Tracker tray icon for a couple of days and many times I click it and start writing the search terms right away. I think that the search box should appear selected when you click the icon, and previous searches highlighted, to make searching handier.

It would also be convenient to have the box disappear when you perform a search, e.g. when you enter a search term and hit intro.

2007/12/17, David Prieto <email address hidden>:
> Public bug reported:
>
> Binary package hint: tracker
>
> I have been using the Tracker tray icon for a couple of days and many
> times I click it and start writing the search terms right away. I think
> that the search box should appear selected when you click the icon, and
> previous searches highlighted, to make searching handier.
>
> It would also be convenient to have the box disappear when you perform a
> search, e.g. when you enter a search term and hit intro.

Both of that works for me.
When I click the tray icon, the text entry field is selected and after
pressing enter the pop up dialog disappears and t-s-t starts.

--
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

Weird, it does not work here. I am using the latest version in Ubuntu Hardy.

> Both of that works for me.
> When I click the tray icon, the text entry field is selected and after
> pressing enter the pop up dialog disappears and t-s-t starts.

And none works for me. I added some patches but I don't think any of them
affects the applet. Also, I had to remove a couple of build-deps (libunac1-dev,
libqdbm-dev) but they shouldn't affect either.

libgtk is the same as in Debian, 2.12.3-2. Any idea on why this is working for
you (I guess you are in Debian) and not in Ubuntu?

 importance low
 status confirmed

Changed in tracker:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Biebl (mbiebl) wrote :

2007/12/17, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <email address hidden>:
> > Both of that works for me.
> > When I click the tray icon, the text entry field is selected and after
> > pressing enter the pop up dialog disappears and t-s-t starts.
>
> And none works for me. I added some patches but I don't think any of them
> affects the applet. Also, I had to remove a couple of build-deps (libunac1-dev,
> libqdbm-dev) but they shouldn't affect either.
>
> libgtk is the same as in Debian, 2.12.3-2. Any idea on why this is working for
> you (I guess you are in Debian) and not in Ubuntu?

Yes I'm on Debian sid. gtk version is indeed the same 2.12.3-2.

--
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

Note that if I enter 'foo' in the applet search box, then close it, and then open it again, 'foo' is selected, but hasn't the cursor input. It should have it.

Screenshot attached.

2007/12/21, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <email address hidden>:
> Note that if I enter 'foo' in the applet search box, then close it, and
> then open it again, 'foo' is selected, but hasn't the cursor input. It
> should have it.
>

Works for me. If I search for foo, close it, open it again, foo is
selected. If I then start typing foo is automatically overwritten.

Michael

--
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

Setting to incomplete until we figure out what's going wrong. Not likely a tracker issue, though, as Michael doesn't have this with an almost similar package.

I'll try with Compiz and with the new metacity to see if this is fixed.

Changed in tracker:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> I'll try with Compiz and with the new metacity to see if this is fixed.

Ok, I've tried compiz and it solves these issues.
However, metacity 2.21.5 didn't.

Michael, are you running compiz, or some kind of desktop effects, or a different
window manager?

 I am the reporter of the duplicate Bug #178376 . I can confirm that this bug exists when running in metacity, but does not when running compiz.

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu) wrote :

Marking as duplicate of bug 177027 as downgrading to metacity 2.20.0 fixes both bugs.

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu) wrote :

I marked them as duplicates as I thought this would be the same regression, although I don't have any evidence of it, just that downgrading metacity fixed both issues.

Anyway I'm ok with this being a different bug.

Closing the tracker task as invalid, as this seems to be a regression in metacity. See bug 177027 too.

Changed in tracker:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu) wrote :

Bug 177027 is a dup of this one:

Click on tracker-applet, it's opened. If you click outside it, it should be closed. This is what this bug says. But why it isn't closed? Because it isn't focused, due to #176892. If you open tracker-applet, click on the window so it's focused, and then click on your desktop, then the applet will be closed.

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu) wrote :
Changed in metacity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in metacity:
status: Unknown → New
Thomas Thurman (marnanel) wrote :

Sorry to be slow here, but what's the name of the executable of the tracker applet? I don't seem to have anything on the "add applets" dialogue of this machine (running gutsy) that looks like it would be called that in English. Does this exist only in hardy? I'll upgrade if necessary.

Changed in metacity:
status: New → Incomplete
Dean Sas (dsas) wrote :

It's actually a notification-area thingy. It's at /usr/bin/tracker-applet on hardy.

Changed in metacity:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in metacity:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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