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Taskbar doesn't hide if using context menu
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Description Bernhard Walle 2005-07-03 10:02:17 CEST
If I use the context menu of a taskbar entry (e. g. "Close" to close a window),
then the taskbar doesn't hide iteself after that menu is closed.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change the taskbar to be in "Auto-Hide" mode
2. Right-click a taskbar entry and choose "Close"

Actual Results:  
The taskbar should be hidden

Expected Results:  
The taskbar is shown

[~] $ xfwm4 --version
        This is xfwm4 version 4.2.2 for Xfce 4.2.2
        built with GTK+-2.4.9, linked with GTK+-2.4.9.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-07-03 13:00:44 CEST
That's a know gtk problem, it's not an xfce bug.
Comment 2 Bernhard Walle 2005-07-27 23:40:43 CEST
Ok, thanks for this information. Changed the status to "INVALID" (hope this is ok).
Comment 3 Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail) 2005-07-28 00:30:19 CEST
We *could* fix this, though, couldn't we?  Just hook the 'deactivate' signal of
the menu, and do a check to see if autohide needs to be activated, based on
mouse position.  I believe I do something similar for Xfmedia.

I don't think this is really a problem with GTK - I assume the autohide uses
mouse leave events to check for autohide, but when you have the menu open, it
doesn't strictly leave.
Comment 4 Jasper Huijsmans editbugs 2005-07-28 05:36:56 CEST
I do that for the panel menus as well. 

I think the menu is opened from the netk-widget though and the widget doesn't
know about the taskbar window, nor does the taskbar window know about the
netk-tasklist widget implementation (the menu).

Perhaps we could add a menu-deactivated signal to the netk-tasklist widget.
Comment 5 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-07-28 05:40:41 CEST
I disagre. What you suggest is a hack to work around an X/GTK limitation
(acknowledged by the GTK people IIRC)
Comment 6 Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail) 2005-07-28 05:51:39 CEST
So?  Is it going to be fixed if we don't work around it?  I think not.
Comment 7 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2005-07-28 06:17:30 CEST
(In reply to comment #6)
> So?  Is it going to be fixed if we don't work around it?  I think not.

Right, but is it better to add hacks and hooks all over the place in Xfce?

Let's not forget that it needs to be fixed also in the panel tasklist plugin,
and there the hack would be even more tricky IMHO. Just my 2 cents anyway.
Comment 8 Harold Aling 2007-09-23 13:11:42 CEST
Xftaskbar is deprecated, so I don't think this is going to be fixed in the near future.


Bug #1050

Reported by:
Bernhard Walle
Reported on: 2005-07-03
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


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