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Bug 77148 - root menu becomes inaccessible
Summary: root menu becomes inaccessible
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sawfish
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-01 19:54 UTC by Joel Uckelman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-11-01 19:54:14 UTC

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Description Joel Uckelman 2002-11-01 19:54:08 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020827

Description of problem:
Sometimes when using sawfish, my root menu will stop working for no reason I've
been able to determine. I discovered (as a result of being impatient for things
to load) that I can achieve the same effect by middle-clicking while sawfish is
starting. The only way I've been able to make the root menu work again is by
logging out and starting a new session. (Can sawfish be restarted from within
sawfish-client? That might work, too.) This isn't terribly urgent, since it
would never cause data loss or anything like that---the apps keep working fine
after the root menu becomes unavailable---though it is really annoying when it

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to X.
2. Middle click while x apps are starting from .xsession.
3. Now, instead of bringing up the root menu on a middle click, sawfish will say
"*** Error: Menu already active" in your .xsesson-errors each time you try.

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Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-11-01 21:06:34 UTC
Moved to

closing on Red Hat level

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