Unity8 allows modal dialogs to be minimized, leaving the parent window unoccluded but unresponsive

Bug #1677625 reported by dinamic on 2017-03-30
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
High
Michał Sawicz
Ubuntu Terminal App
Undecided
Unassigned
unity8 (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

ubuntu 17.04, terminal app from overlay ppa

ubuntu-terminal-app if the preferences window is minimized and you click on the cogwheel it doesn't bring up the preferences window and also you can't type in the terminal anymore

it happens to me a lot, i open the preferences window, minimize it and forget about it, then if i click on the cogwheel it doesn't bring up the preferences window and the terminal just loses focus and you can't type in it anymore

Josh Arenson (josharenson) wrote :

Can you elaborate further? It seems to me that the settings dialog opens as a new page within the terminal window, rather than as separate windows.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Oh it's a new terminal app "from overlay PPA".

I would hazard a guess the correct title of this bug should be:
"Unity8 allows model dialogs to be minimized, leave the parent window unoccluded but unresponsive."

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in ubuntu-terminal-app:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: unity8-desktop
summary: - ubuntu-terminal-app if the preferences window is minimized and you click
- on the cogwheel it doesn't bring up the preferences window and also you
- can't type in the terminal anymore
+ Unity8 allows model dialogs to be minimized, leave the parent window
+ unoccluded but unresponsive
summary: - Unity8 allows model dialogs to be minimized, leave the parent window
+ Unity8 allows modal dialogs to be minimized, leave the parent window
unoccluded but unresponsive

:D yep, so terminal is installed from here https://launchpad.net/~ci-train-ppa-service/+archive/ubuntu/stable-phone-overlay/?field.series_filter=zesty

so this is pretty easy to repoduce, just start the terminal, click on the cogwheel to open the preference window, minimize the preference window, forget about it, now click again on the cogwheel to bring back the preferences window, nothing happnes.. just the content of the main window gets unfocused (not the title bar), so it's not even super obvious what's going on, not try to type some stuff in terminal.. you can't.. it's pretty confusing for me. i've expected that the preferences window sould just unminimize/restore when pressing the cogwheel :D

Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2017-04-04
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
milestone: none → u8c-2
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt)
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2017-04-04
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
assignee: Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) → nobody
status: New → Triaged
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
importance: Medium → High
assignee: nobody → Michał Sawicz (saviq)
Changed in ubuntu-terminal-app:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
summary: - Unity8 allows modal dialogs to be minimized, leave the parent window
+ Unity8 allows modal dialogs to be minimized, leaving the parent window
unoccluded but unresponsive
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