Impossible to navigate between panel menus when the mouse cursor is over the panel

Bug #834065 reported by David Barth on 2011-08-25
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This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
unity-2d
High
Michał Sawicz
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
- position the mouse cursor on the global menu or one system indicator
- click to reveal the drop-down menu (and leave the cursor there)
- try to navigate with the left or right keyboard arrows

Expected result: the left or right side menu opens

Issue: the same menu stays open and other menus can't be visited with the keyboard

Note: if you move the mouse cursor outside of the panel frame, then you can navigate with keyboard cursor keys again.

Related branches

David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-08-25
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
milestone: none → 4.12.0
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.12.0 → 4.14.0
eric (obrowny06) wrote :

This is right but there is something more.
If the first entry of the menu has a submenu (like with firefox "view menu"<"toolbar"), you can't navigate with the right arrow through the menus but only with the left one first before going to the right.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-08
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.14.0 → 4.16.0

I think this a very salient code defect that will impact a lot of people. I suggest the importance should be at least "High".

affects: ubuntu → unity (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-14
tags: added: didrocks-oneiric-list
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-15
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.16.0 → 4.18.0
Changed in unity:
assignee: Neil J. Patel (njpatel) → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
status: Confirmed → In Progress

Ok, this is actually fixed in my branch lp:~3v1n0/unity/panelmenu-fixes (also if it looks merged, new changes aren't!).

It works as it should when navigating, basically if the mouse is not moving while using the keyboard the menus are shown following the keyboard. Once the mouse has been moved, then the menu under the mouse is shown (if menus haven't been closed before).
This follows what also GTK menu bar does, however there's still something to fix: after a keyboard navigation, if a menu different to the one below the mouse-pointer is still opened and you click without moving the mouse, the menu under your mouse isn't re-opened, but it gets closed. Also if it's a minor thing, I guess I should work on this too.

Never mind... I've fixed this issue too. ;)

Changed in unity-2d:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-09-26
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-26
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 4.18.0-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (4.18.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Screen corruption when resuming from suspend/hibernate (LP: #676166)
    - unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in bamf_factory_view_for_path()
      (LP: #764024)
    - Dash and launcher appear underneath windows (LP: #805087)
    - unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_cast()
      (LP: #811401)
    - [Oneric] unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in getenv()
      (LP: #817691)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in unity::FilterBar::RemoveFilter()
      (LP: #845732)
    - crash on closing a window (LP: #856015)
    - Cannot open a window that starts iconified (LP: #732997)
    - Launcher - When useing Alt F1 launcher keyboard navigation, Launcher
      should not scroll until top or bottom of Launcher is reached
      (LP: #765749)
    - Stacking problem when switching between apps with multiple windows
      (LP: #802527)
    - Pull panel to de-maximize window occasionally not working in a secondary
      screen (LP: #802651)
    - Window under Dash gets focused if it opened later (LP: #830730)
    - Clickable areas of previously active window remains on 'Show Desktop'
      (LP: #836325)
    - A minimized window 'remains' behind on the desktop if
      /apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/show_minimized_windows
      is set to true (LP: #847967)
    - a11y support on Unity is broken (LP: #851103)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in dee_model_get_tag() (LP: #840758)
    - crash when looping paint list in preparePaint (on closing windows)
      (LP: #853807)
    - Alt-Tab should not preview windows at excessively large sizes
      (LP: #854740)
    - Clicking on a tweet/message link sometimes does not work (LP: #790565)
    - Dragging a launcher icon makes it squashed (LP: #855761)
    - unable to unminimize gedit windows where more than one window where one
      has a dialog open (LP: #856030)
    - (oneiric) alt-tab UX doesn't work well on multi-monitor (LP: #855364)
    - Launcher shows on the primary monitor instead of the left most monitor
      (LP: #857668)
    - Keynav - pressing down key causes launcher items to jump up and down
      (LP: #858469)
    - Windows creep cross the screen with ALT+TAB (LP: #722830)
    - Minimize animation flickr when for maximized apps (LP: #737125)
    - All unity windows are invisible (panel, launcher, dash) (LP: #745996)
    - Dash "See 97 more results" has ~1 second of latency (LP: #731158)
    - Windows cannot be dragged down from panel if banshee closed to sound
      menu (LP: #781215)
    - no menu bar on top, compositing bug? (LP: #806358)
    - Launcher - a spread can accidentally be triggered during the 'dragging
      and dropping behind the Launcher' interaction (LP: #832988)
    - Impossible to navigate between panel menus when the mouse cursor is over
      the panel (LP: #834065)
    - Pressing alt on maximized window does show menu but not window controls
      (LP: #836274)
    - Application name drawn under Dash controls when window opens under Dash
      (LP: #838176)
    - Start ...

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Michał Sawicz (saviq) on 2011-09-27
Changed in unity-2d:
assignee: nobody → Michał Sawicz (saviq)
milestone: none → 4.14
milestone: 4.14 → 4.12
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2011-09-28
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-29
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity-2d - 4.12.0-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity-2d (4.12.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release
    - unity-2d-panel assert failure: *** glibc detected *** unity-2d-panel:
      malloc(): smallbin double linked list corrupted: 0x08313b28 ***
      (LP: #845979)
    - unity-2d-panel assert failure: *** glibc detected *** unity-2d-panel:
      corrupted double-linked list: 0x094bc9b0 *** (LP: #852012)
    - unity-2d-panel crashed with SIGSEGV (LP: #843432)
    - Dragging downwards from the menu bar or double clicking on the menu bar
      should un-maximise the window (LP: #661049)
    - [dash] Dash is shown when pressing and releasing quickly super+KEY
      (LP: #801073)
    - [dash] Do search, scroll down using mouse, then maximise window. Layout
      breaks (LP: #817421)
    - F10 doesn't start keyboard navigation to the panel (LP: #839628)
    - [dash] Gridview moves to top when you open or close the "Show X more.."
      dropdown or the Filter pane (LP: #850036)
    - Impossible to navigate between panel menus when the mouse cursor is over
      the panel (LP: #834065)
    - [panel] F10 menu initially shown about half screen down (LP: #853766)
    - [dash] Filter pane doesn't clear its background when switching lenses
      (LP: #858590)
    - [shortcuts] <Super><Shift># should launch a new instance of #
      application (LP: #768006)
    - unity-2d-spread missing background images when path includes Unicode
      (LP: #855508)
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 16:58:34 +0200

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Gerry Boland (gerboland) on 2011-11-14
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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