indicators menu are sometimes cut off at screen edge

Bug #883317 reported by tekstr1der on 2011-10-28
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Lars Karlitski
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

SRU testcase

1. make sure to disable networking from the network indicator icon
2. logut and login again
3. click the network menu and enable networking
4. see the menu is cut off the screen
5. install unity from precise-proposed
6. see it works fine now.

When mousing over the nm-applet icon, the resulting menu is cut off horizontally. See attached screenshot.

It corrects itself after mousing over other indicators or clicking elsewhere on the screen and then back to the network-indicator.


See also bug 831323.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: indicator-network (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-13.21-generic 3.0.6
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-13-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 28 18:57:18 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: indicator-network
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-27 (1 days ago)

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tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :
tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

Here's how it's supposed to display. See attached

tekstr1der (tekstr1der) on 2011-10-28
description: updated
tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

I incorrectly filed this against indicator-network.

I changed the project to NetworkManager which I believe is responsible for nm-applet.

It appears I'm unable to remove the Network Menu project from the bug. Why is that? The bug submitter should be able to change this info.

affects: indicator-network (Ubuntu) → network-manager
affects: indicator-network → network-manager-applet
tekstr1der (tekstr1der) on 2011-10-29
summary: - 11.10 indicator-network menu cut off at screen edge
+ 11.10 nm-applet menu cut off at screen edge
description: updated

Any update/progress on this bug?

Is there any more information I can provide to help troubleshoot?

There's enough information already, thanks. It just needs to be moved over to the right package "network-manager (Ubuntu)"; which I've done.

Note, you should only have to click it again to have it display properly, it only cuts off sometimes on the first attempt after a session has started, can you confirm this?

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
no longer affects: network-manager
no longer affects: network-manager-applet
tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

@Mathieu: Thanks for checking this out. Yes, it's a cosmetic "papercut" bug, and only happens on a new session.

Can be reproduced reliably on my system by mousing over the battery indicator first, then moving over the network indicator.

Would be nice polish bug to at least make it into the LTS.

description: updated
Philipp (sacridex) wrote :

I figured out this bug also affects the system menu.
When i do an update, that requires a reboot, then the german text for "Restart to complete updates"("Neustarten um die Aktualisierungen anzuwenden") is much longer, and it is cut off too.
I will make a Screenshot of it next time.

Philipp (sacridex) wrote :

It's impossible to take a screenshot, while the menu is open, so i made a video...

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 fully updated.

tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

@Philipp: It's clearly not impossible. I included a screenshot when I originally reported this bug ;)

Thanks for adding the vid too.

Olli Ries (ories) on 2012-03-30
Changed in ubuntu-indicator-mods:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Lars Karlitski (larsu) on 2012-04-13
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Lars Uebernickel (larsu)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Lars Karlitski (larsu) wrote :

This is a bug in unity-panel-service. The last position of a menu was stored and not updated in case a menu changed size. The attached branch has a fix.

Note: a similar thing can still happen when the menu is updated after it is popped open. For example, when new wireless connections are found. It's not clear how this case should be handled and it's probably out of scope for this bug. It's tracked separately as part of bug 412797.

Changed in ubuntu-indicator-mods:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
no longer affects: network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
affects: ubuntu-indicator-mods → unity (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
status: Invalid → Triaged
summary: - 11.10 nm-applet menu cut off at screen edge
+ indicators menu are sometimes cut off at screen edge
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → 5.12.0
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-04-17
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-04-26
description: updated
description: updated
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-04-26
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

Thank you for picking up this bug work. I am the original reporter here. I filed this bug against the Oneiric 11.10 release.

Why am I not able to use theever-worsening launchpad user interface to mark this bug as affecting Unity (Ubuntu) > Oneiric? Am I overlooking something simple? It should not be so difficult to select a release as affected!

Will someone with the proper permission to modify this please do so?

Also, as the bug is filed against 11.10, can we expect to see the fix proposed for this release?

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-04-27
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

Hello tekstr1der, or anyone else affected,

Accepted unity into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
tekstr1der (tekstr1der) wrote :

Again... I filed this bug report against Oneiric 11.10, _not_ 12.04. Will the fix be committed to the proper release please?

Oh, goodie. This bug has annoyed me for some time. It's fixed in Oneiric!

Er, Precise! Precise! >.>

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
tekstr1der (tekstr1der) on 2012-04-29
tags: added: oneiric-nomination-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.12-0ubuntu1

unity (5.12-0ubuntu1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in unity (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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