appmenu keep showing the title for a closed or minimized window

Bug #743588 reported by Ngassam Nkwenga on 2011-03-27
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Unity
Triaged
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: indicator-appmenu

I notice that the appmenu keeps showing on the panel the menu from a closed or minimized application.

attached are :
1- Opened application
2- minimized application
3 - closed application.

Please look the name of the application on panel.

Ngassam Nkwenga (cyrildz) wrote :
Ngassam Nkwenga (cyrildz) wrote :
Ngassam Nkwenga (cyrildz) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

* Is this reproducible?
* If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?

This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in indicator-appmenu:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
affects: indicator-appmenu → unity
affects: indicator-appmenu (Ubuntu) → unity (Ubuntu)

yes, it is reproducible.

assure that there is no window behind our active one.

1- unmaximize a window if maximize

2- then minimize / close this window

3- look at the panel, we still have the menu entries for this
minimized / closed window.

what is expected, logically .

1- unmaximize a window if maximize

2- then minimize / close this window

3- look at the panel, there should be no menu entries since there is
no active window.

Sorry for the delay, I have internet connexion issues yet, So I can
not reply in times.

I am not able to reproduce the issue with current Natty, Can you also confirm if the issue exists with the latest unity in natty.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-04-05
summary: - appmenu keep showing the menu for a closed or minimized window
+ appmenu keep showing the title for a closed or minimized window
Ngassam Nkwenga (cyrildz) wrote :

I still have this bug !
please take a serious look at the Pic I have attached since a way long.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

@Ngassam: it seems that you didn't mention an important thing: you don't use nautilus to show icon on the desktop, hence the fact Omer didn't see it. Please ensure you provide all needed info in the bug report when some people tell they can't reproduce it easily.
Thanks for reporting this bug and help to make unity better. This is a good opportunity for a bitesize bug :) (an action has to be taken when focus changed in unity/compiz)

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: bitesize
Ngassam Nkwenga (cyrildz) wrote :

@Didier :

I confirm, I don't use Nautilus to show the Desktop, I could not think it could be related to that.

0- from gconf-editor --> apps--> nautilus--> preferences : show desktop

1- unmaximize a window if maximize

2- then minimize / close this window

3- look at the panel, we still have the menu entries for this
minimized / closed window.

what is expected, logically , without caring about Nautilus show desktop or not:

1- unmaximize a window if maximize

2- then minimize / close this window

3- look at the panel, there should be no menu entries since there is
no active window.

I'm not sure if this is part of the same bug, but it appears to be a related behavior. In addition to maintaining the focus of a closed application, when applications are opened from the Unity launcher/panel thingie (sorry I don't know it's exact name, it's the panel like interface with the trashcan you can't get rid of) the previous app will retain focus, but the new window will rise to the top.

Essentially, the window for the new application will take focus, but the appmenu in the panel retains the old applications menus. Compiz/Unity appears to think that the old application has the window focus, as clicking on it's icon will not bring it back. To get the window back to the front you need to click on any other open application, then back to the one you were working on.

Steps to reproduce:

1 - Open any application (I used firefox, and chrome when I tested it)
2- Open nearly any other application (notably it doesn't appear to happen with gnome-terminal, nautilus or tilda, but it happens consistently with firefox, chrome, claws-mail, and mypaint).

Hope this helps :)

duchai (duchai) wrote :

Natty 64 Bit Gnome Classic Session with Indicator Applet Application Menu

Hello, I'm also affected by this problem. My system is up-to-date and nautilus does show the desktop.

After closing or minimizing the only/last open application the appmenu keeps showing the title of the closed/minimized application and I can't run the ALT+F2 command. After clicking one time on my desktop the appmenu changes, shows the menu of nautilus and I can run ALT+F2 again. If any window is open and not closed or minimized, ALT+F2 works just fine.
This issue is also reproducible without the indicator applet appmenu in the panel.

Ruben Verhack (ruben-verhack) wrote :

In oneiric this bug still exists, I made a video of it. It is 100% reproducable on my machine and very annoying. It was present in beta 1 and 2, and now on clean installation also.

I'm using fglrx graphics driver

Ruben Verhack (ruben-verhack) wrote :

I have found a solution for my machine, it was caused by conky (sort of desktop widget that was stealing the focus)

For those interested, put "own_window_type override" in your .conkyrc config file, this should sort it out.

Is this still an issue on 12.04?

Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

yes it is.

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Evan McIntire (mcintire-evan) wrote :

I can't reproduce this; can anyone on 14.04 or 12.04 confirm that it's still an issue? A fix might have been snuck in sometime over the past 3 years

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
tags: removed: bitesize
tags: added: bitesize
tags: added: precise
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