[Bug 857397] Re: Modal dialogue from update-manager does not appear in unity's spread, leading to confusion

Omer Akram om26er at ubuntu.com
Sat Feb 4 18:15:45 UTC 2012

** No longer affects: update-manager (Ubuntu)

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  Modal dialogue from update-manager does not appear in unity's spread,
  leading to confusion

Status in Unity:
Status in “unity” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Steps to reproduce:
  - Open update-manager at a point in time such that you get the "Not all updates can be installed" dialogue (surely there is a way to trigger this by hand, and there must be a different application that exhibits the same behaviour)
  - Move this modal dialogue to a different desktop
  - Return to the desktop where update-manager's main window is
  - Try to interact with the window - it will ignore clicks (as it should) [1]
  - Eventually realize that there are two arrows next to the update-manager icon in unity's launcher, so click on the icon
  - Spread mode is triggered, but only the main window appears [2]

  What should happen instead:
  - Spread mode is triggered and both the main window and the modal dialogue are shown

  [1]: this is the real problem here, but this will be fixed with the introduction of the modal dialog plugin in oneiric+1
  [2]: spread is not triggered when there is only one (regular) window of an application; in this case it looks like it's trying to do the right thing by allowing spread in the first place, but then it fails at actually displaying the window

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
  Package: unity 4.16.0-0ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic 3.0.4
  Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,imgjpeg,copytex,compiztoolbox,decor,resize,resizeinfo,scale,move,imgpng,put,text,grid,shift,annotate,commands,regex,mousepoll,wall,gnomecompat,place,scaleaddon,animation,workarounds,session,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
  Date: Fri Sep 23 14:24:10 2011
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: unity
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-22 (0 days ago)

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