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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0016026ScribusGeneralpublic2020-01-04 19:41
Reporterjohnxj Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0016026: Toolbars do not minimize when Scribus 1.5.6svn is minimized to taskbar
DescriptionThis is Scribus 1.5.6svn from the PPA on Xubuntu 18.04 up to date. Computer has UHD (3840x2160) display. While setting it up with Preferences and no document opened I discovered two short toolbars that I did not want displayed. Sorry, I don't know what they are called; one start with an icon to open a new document and the other starts with an icon to undo.
Steps To ReproduceIf you drag them off from the top dock and leave them floating, but then minimize Scribus to the desktop taskbar they remain on the desktop. Then if you open another application window (e.g., Chromium web browser), the toolbars remain on top of the Chromium window.

If you dock them, when you minimize Scribus to the taskbar the toolbars will then minimize with the Scribus window as they should. The problem exists only when they are floating. And all the other toolbars minimize properly, even when floating.
Additional InformationAlso, there seems to be no way to completely stop these toolbars from being visible. But that may be a PEBKAC issue.
Tagsdesktop, toolbars



2020-01-04 14:05

manager   ~0047317

this seems to be a qt issue on linux... and it might or not have a workaround.

the following post and ticket might be related

personally, i'm wondering if the use cases for having floating toolbars are important enough to justify the implementation of a workaround.
(of course, if there is a bug, it should be fixed... but i'm not sure that it in this case it's worth hacking around qt's issues)


2020-01-04 19:41

reporter   ~0047318

First, my version of QT:
qmake --version
QMake version 2.01a
Using Qt version 4.8.7 in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu

As for the links above, my issue does not involve focus. When I minimized Scribus these two toolbars did not minimize, but all other toolbars did minimize. When I restored Scribus these two toolbars still had focus without having to click on them.

But now I have happy news: The problem has disappeared! The two toolbars that did not minimize if they were floating now suddenly do minimize! I have made no changes to the system or to Scribus, but I see that Scribus-trunk has been updated five hours ago. I closed Scribus about 12 hours ago, and just now re-launched it, so maybe the updates got applied. I can't find any documentation about how the updates are applied or how I can tell if an update has been applied. All I can say is that the problem is resolved.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-01-03 00:33 johnxj New Issue
2020-01-03 00:33 johnxj Tag Attached: desktop
2020-01-03 00:33 johnxj Tag Attached: toolbars
2020-01-04 00:16 jghali Project Contributor Builds => Scribus
2020-01-04 14:05 ale Note Added: 0047317
2020-01-04 19:41 johnxj Note Added: 0047318