Hovering over where an application menu item will be, activates that item when the menu appears. #313

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dementedsnake opened this Issue Feb 8, 2012 · 3 comments

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Sometimes the application menu is slow to appear, that's fine. What's wrong however, is that if your cursor happens to be hovering over where a program icon will be, then when the menu finally does appear, it activates or clicks that item. Unintentionally running programs you didn't click on. That has to be a bug.

The user is forced to click the menu button and freeze their hand until the menu actually appears, if they want to be sure they don't accidentally run something.

Here's a video to demonstrate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c2ENcXPn8c

Here's my menu:
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4756/thisoner.png
As you can see, where my cursor was in the video was directly on top of the terminal icon.

TEXT FROM VIDEO:

Click and wait for menu to appear. Accidentally hovering over where terminal icon will be.
For some reason, the terminal is clicked whenever the menu finally does appear.

EDIT: Ah, sorry. I think this may be a duplicate of bug #292. I didn't notice it earlier when posting.

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AlbertJP commented Mar 9, 2012

Issue doesn't seem to exist in latest cinnamon. However I use a bottom panel instead of top one - perhaps it matters?

Edit - after placing the panel at the top, I still can't reproduce it.

If it's also fixed for you in Cinnamon 1.3.x then please close this one.

I think it's indeed a duplicate of #292, but in that case you should also add a link to your video there. At #292 it's still not very clear how to reproduce the problem.

I'm sorry for the delay. I forgot about this after a few days of no questions. I think it may have been fixed as well. It was a fairly common occurrence on my machine, but after upgrading to 1.3 (a while ago), I haven't had the problem since. Mark as closed?

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AlbertJP commented Mar 16, 2012

@dementedsnake Yes please.

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