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bug #52561: Window's menus of Octave Qt GUI don't work on KDE Neon

Submitted by:  César Pastorini <cesarpastorini>
Submitted on:  Thu 30 Nov 2017 08:19:14 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Regression
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  4.0.0 Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Fri 01 Dec 2017 06:26:55 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Are both menus (main window and editor) affected or only the main window?

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Fri 01 Dec 2017 01:16:16 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Unless you can narrow this down, we aren't sure this is an Octave issue or a Qt/Neon issue.  This Neon sounds like it is cutting edge, according to these posts:




It looks like most are staying with Qt 5.5 or 5.6 or so and avoiding any Qt version higher than that for the time being.

What you might try is running:

mkdir mytestapp
cd mytestapp
qtcreator &

and then build a real simply GUI with some drop down menus and see if those work on your system.

Dan Sebald <sebald>
Thu 30 Nov 2017 08:19:14 PM UTC, original submission:  

When using Octave through the GUI, the window's menus don't show up when clicked. When trying to open a menu, however, by clicking or alt+letter, the window's widgets appear to loose focus.

This has been happening for some time.

Initially, I had Octave 4.0.0 and then updated it to 4.2.1 using the Ubuntu PPA (https://launchpad.net/~octave/+archive/ubuntu/stable) but this hans't solved the problem.

Apart from this, things like plot windows and the 'Save As' dialogs work properly.

My system's specs:

  • KDE Neon 5.11
  • Qt version 5.9.2
  • KDE Plasma Version 5.11.4
  • KDE Frameworks Version 5.40.0
César Pastorini <cesarpastorini>


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