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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0016199||Scribus||Usability||public||2020-07-30 17:45||2020-08-25 05:28|
|Status||closed||Resolution||no change required|
|Summary||0016199: Tool panels cover up non-scribus application windows|
|Description||When a tool panel is open and I switch to another application, that tool panel covers up my other applications. This means I have to close the panel and reopen it EVERY TIME I ALT TAB BETWEEN APPLICATIONS.|
This is idiotic behavior from a program that is completely avoidable by selecting the CORRECT window interaction behavior. How could you let this through your testing and quality control? Do any of you actually use the software you claim to develop?
Getting real sick of having to report obvious bugs like this in open source projects.
|Steps To Reproduce||Use brain|
|Tags||No tags attached.|
||Unable to reproduce on Windows 10, MacOS, LinuxMint 19.3 / 20.0, OpenSuse Tumbleweed and Ubuntu 20.04. It seems your issue comes from your windows manager.|
i can reproduce here but it's also what i would expect to happen.
i've tried to replicate with gimp or inskape and i noticed a big difference: the other applications, by default show the non modal dialogs as docked.
the main problem i see is that by default scribus does not dock dialogs that are supposed to stay for a long time on the screen.
and it does not provide a good way to manage a big number of docked dialogs.
again, i've been working on this topic but patches have been waiting for a review for many months now.
in your case, just dock the palettes to the right side and your issue is solved.
||I did some tests using Fedora's GNOME. I couldn't reproduce this issue either in this environment.|
||It is also applicable to the Windows release. It applies to the stable release and testing 1.5.5 release.|
"can reproduce but it's also what i would expect to happen."
I think you're confusing this behavior with something localized to the parent application. I'm talking about the modal dialogs on top--all the time---in every program I use. It should be on top whenever I have Scribus focused, not when it's been minimized or lost focus due to selecting another app's window. This is very peculiar behavior for any app. The only apps that typically use this behavior are system/task manager apps or some kind of resource monitor where you specifically want it to be visible at all times.
>> It is also applicable to the Windows release.
Well I'm mostly using Windows and I can't reproduce this issue on Windows at all.
In the end, it seems to be an issue which is distro specific and affects at least Pop!OS:
We correctly specify tool panels as tool windows. If some distros decide to make tool windows always on top by default, there is unfortunately nothing we can do on our side. This has to be fixed at the distro level.
there is more coming...
|2020-07-30 17:45||AMDphreak||New Issue|
|2020-07-30 17:45||AMDphreak||File Added: Screenshot from 2020-07-30 12-44-17.png|
|2020-07-30 19:23||jghali||Note Added: 0047892|
|2020-07-30 19:23||jghali||Severity||major => minor|
|2020-07-30 19:23||jghali||Priority||immediate => normal|
|2020-07-31 06:14||ale||Note Added: 0047896|
|2020-07-31 08:41||ale||Note Edited: 0047896|
|2020-08-06 23:37||jghali||Note Added: 0047913|
|2020-08-08 06:25||AMDphreak||Note Added: 0047915|
|2020-08-08 06:29||AMDphreak||Note Added: 0047916|
|2020-08-08 13:10||jghali||Note Added: 0047919|
|2020-08-25 00:46||jghali||Assigned To||=> jghali|
|2020-08-25 00:46||jghali||Status||new => resolved|
|2020-08-25 00:46||jghali||Resolution||open => no change required|
|2020-08-25 00:46||jghali||Note Added: 0047998|
|2020-08-25 00:46||jghali||Note Edited: 0047998|
|2020-08-25 00:46||jghali||Status||resolved => closed|
|2020-08-25 01:33||jghali||Note Edited: 0047998|
|2020-08-25 05:28||ale||Note Added: 0048000|