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bug #51949: Strange behavior when Variable Editor is undocked with KDE

Submitted by:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted on:  Tue 05 Sep 2017 10:57:07 PM UTC  
Category: GUISeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect Result
Status: NoneAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Sun 10 Sep 2017 04:01:15 PM UTC, comment #4:

Mike thanks, works for me, too. I didn't know that you just have to drag the "second" title bar.

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Sun 10 Sep 2017 12:49:24 AM UTC, comment #3:

In Gnome, I can re-dock a detached panel by dragging it. Dragging it by the title bar added by the window manager keeps it separate, but dragging it by the topmost area within the panel, between the title ("File Explorer" for example) and the re-dock and close buttons, shows the shaded dock regions in the main window and reattaches it when it is released.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Sun 10 Sep 2017 12:07:17 AM UTC, comment #2:

Philip, I am confused:

Re-docking an undocked pane seems harder - I have to try several times.

Is this possible by drag and drop? I think the only way for re-docking is the related button?

Same goes for moving a tabbed pane out of the tab stack into its own spot in the GUI.

This works wihtout problems for me by drag and drop.

Torsten <ttl>
Project Member
Fri 08 Sep 2017 08:14:33 PM UTC, comment #1:

I see similar things happening with AFAICS any pane in the GUI.
But after a little while (~1-2 secs after releasing the mouse knob) the GUI apparently reconfigures itself and the remnant copy in the GUI of the dragged out pane disappears.

Re-docking an undocked pane seems harder - I have to try several times. Same goes for moving a tabbed pane out of the tab stack into its own spot in the GUI.

This is with KDE on Mageia-6.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Tue 05 Sep 2017 10:57:07 PM UTC, original submission:

If I drag the Variable Editor so that it would sit on top of the command window, but still within the GUI, then I visually get two copies of the Variable Editor. The first copy is to the right of the Command Window, but is not viable. The copy that should be above the Command Window is, instead, undocked.

It's weird, so I attached a screenshot. This is with KDE, which might be part of the problem.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator


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