Bug report #13809

[Mint, Cinnamon DE] Properties dialog for layers panel is not a floating window

Added by Mike Murfin over 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:GUI
Affected QGIS version:2.12.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:Linux Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:21834

Description

Open the properties window for a layer in the layers panel.
The dialog opens, but the main application behind the window is greyed out, and the 'properties' window cannot be re-positioned independently of the main application.

(This obscures the main application so that you can't use the apply button effectively, and renders features such as the color picker (in the 'styles' menu) unusable).

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Category changed from Browser to GUI

I don't have an installation at hand, have you tested other DE?

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Open
  • Subject changed from Properties dialog for layers panel is not a floating window to [Mint, Cinnamon DE] Properties dialog for layers panel is not a floating window

#3 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 4 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

This is an issue with Cinnamon, not QGIS. We use modal dialogs like the layer properties window where appropriate. The issue is that Cinnamon doesn't handle modal dialogs well, but that's something we can't fix in QGIS.

#4 Updated by Sebastian Dietrich about 4 years ago

I don't use Linux but this thread seems to offer a solution.

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