The applet doesn't react to mouse interaction

Bug #800659 reported by Lars Volker on 2011-06-22
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xfce4-timer-plugin (Ubuntu)
Lionel Le Folgoc

Bug Description

The applet appears, but doesn't react to mouse clicks. Configuring it through the bar's properties dialog doesn't fix it. As a work around I installed the gnome timer applet via xfapplet.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: xfce4-timer-plugin 0.6.1-3ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Jun 22 14:23:26 2011
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100427.1)
SourcePackage: xfce4-timer-plugin
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-11 (42 days ago)

Lars Volker (lv) wrote :
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Could you explain in more detail please. I have been using this timer for many years, and it still works in Natty for me. I do not understand what you mean by "doesn't react to mouse clicks", since mouse clicking is how I set the times in it, start the timer, and stop the timer.

Changed in xfce4-timer-plugin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Lars Volker (lv) wrote :

After adding the timer applet, a small rectangular space appears (see attachment). After that, it justs sits there and occupies space without showing any reaction to clicking (either left or right button). Thus it is totally unusable and I'm not even sure what to expect. No menu ever pops up.

I can bring up some configuration dialog from the menu bar's main configuration window, when selecting the applets configuration there. In this dialog i can setup the timers, but still the applet itself doesn't react to anything.

I hope that was somehow comprehensible.

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Try clicking, right-click or left-click just to the right of that. On my panel, there is a small space between that icon and the items to the right. That space is where I click to do things to the timer. In previous versions, I could click the bar itself, but that no longer has any effect. I suppose that is why I think it works, but I guess it is hidden if you have used the timer before.

I will confirm this issue, too. It really should work to click directly on the icon, instead of alongside it.

Changed in xfce4-timer-plugin (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Lars Volker (lv) wrote :

Indeed that is the issue. What's the purpose of the icon itself, if it doesn't change and cannot be clicked?

Thanks for the help!

Lars Volker (lv) wrote :

Well, using some shorter time intervall I could finally see the bar grow to indicate the time which has already passed. I second, that the bar itself should be clickable as well.

Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

Fixed in 0.6.3, which should land in precise in one week.

Changed in xfce4-timer-plugin (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit)
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xfce4-timer-plugin - 0.6.3-1ubuntu1

xfce4-timer-plugin (0.6.3-1ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * Merge from Debian testing, remaining Ubuntu changes:
    - debian/patches:
      + xubuntu_fix-plugin-icon.patch: replace the inappropriate 'gtk-paste'
        icon by the more informative 'clock'. lp: #636532
      + series: refreshed.
    - debian/rules: add .in files to po/POTFILES.skip as well.

xfce4-timer-plugin (0.6.3-1) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Lionel Le Folgoc ]
  * New upstream release, including:
    - updated translations
    - fixed response on left click mouse events. lp: #800659

  [ Yves-Alexis Perez ]
  * debian/rules:
    - use debhelper 9 hardening support.
    - don't run xdt-autogen, not needed anymore.
  * debian/compat bumped to 9.
  * debian/control:
    - drop xfce4-dev-tools build-dep.
    - update debhelper build-dep to 9 for hardening support.
    - add dpkg-dev 1.16.1 build-dep for hardening support.
 -- Lionel Le Folgoc <email address hidden> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:32:04 +0100

Changed in xfce4-timer-plugin (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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