Bug#579482: openoffice.org-writer: tool tips remain frozen on screen after switching to a different window / application
On Wed, 28 Apr 2010 02:22:09 +0200
Rene Engelhard <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 08:15:53PM -0400, Celejar wrote:
> > Your call, but this is *very* annoying. From your comment later, it
> > seems that I was not sufficiently clear about the problem.
> I don't think so.
> > > > Running Xfce4. When I hover the mouse pointer over a widget, a tool tip
> > > > appears. When I then switch to a different application (via alt-tab - all
> > > > windows are maximized) while the tool tip is still present, it remains where it
> > > > is, superimposed on the new application's window.
> > >
> > > .. and it vanishes when you do something in that other application. So what is the
> > > "normal" problem here? Why does it need fixing?
> > No, it does *not* vanish when I do something in the other application.
> It did here. I extra installed xfce4 and tried with a combo OOo / konqueror.
> It vanishes at earliest when moving the mouse after the switch.
Well, I examined the behavior a bit more closely. What happens is that
the tool tip remains indefinitely, even when the mouse is moved, until
the mouse cursor is moved over the box of the tip, and then moved away,
at which point the tip vanishes. I hadn't realized that, since the
cursor generally isn't quite over the box to begin with.
Thanks for taking the trouble to verify, but I assure you that that's
what I see here ;)
> > I meant to explain that the only way to get rid of it is by returning
> > to OO, moving the cursor to get rid of the tool tip, and then returning
> > to the other application. Otherwise, it remains over the window of the
> > second application indefinitely.
> That's not the case here.
> And what I mentioned above even is only true when I didn't have openoffice.org-gtk
> installed. With openoffice.org-gtk installed I don't get the tooltip staying there,
Okay, I installed openoffice.org-gtk, and that seems to eliminate the
problem totally. Now OO's tool tips go away promptly, like those of
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