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bug #53283: Variable Editor: floated variable panels disappear with loss of V.E. focus

Submitted by:  Dan Sebald <sebald>
Submitted on:  Sun 04 Mar 2018 06:30:22 PM UTC  
Category: GUISeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Regression
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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Mon 05 Mar 2018 06:51:42 AM UTC, comment #3:

I have pushed the patch with changeset

The issue of this bug report still needs to be tackled, which is a bit more tricky since it only occurs on some window managers as far as I remember.

Torsten <ttl>
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Mon 05 Mar 2018 06:22:29 AM UTC, comment #2:

Ah, OK. I just tested that, and it definitely still needs to be applied. Either we can change the title of this bug report to match that, apply the patch and close. Or, if you want to leave this open, simply apply that patch without a bug report.

Dan Sebald <sebald>
Mon 05 Mar 2018 06:00:21 AM UTC, comment #1:

The patch from


is for hiding floating variable widgets when the variable editor is hidden. It does not solve the issue mentioned in the summary of this report, which only occurs on some window managers.

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Sun 04 Mar 2018 06:30:22 PM UTC, original submission:

There was a report of undesirable behavior of floated variable editor panels disappearing from view when the variable editor itself goes out of focus inside this bigger bug report that is now closed:


Let's continue this here and confirm it is still happening (I can't reproduce on Cinnamon).

There was a patch here:


as well as a several posts between those two entries regarding this issue.

I'm not clear if the issue has been fixed by the patch. Hopefully it is simply a matter of applying the patch, but it may need slight adjustment because there has been cleanup of the whole variable-editor.cc file since closing report #53046.

Dan Sebald <sebald>


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