gtk-bugs item #1015975, was opened at 2004-08-25 09:41
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Category: None
Group: gtk bug #107320
>Status: Closed
Resolution: Later
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: scenturion (scenturion)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
>Summary: winGaim popups \"always on top\"

Initial Comment:
This bug is a new bug created to triage the two bugs
found listed in bug #1008213.

This bug is to deal with "problem #2" described in that

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2. Occasionally after mousing over a users name and
getting the popup information box, it will "stick" in place
on top of all other things and not go away unless show
desktop is pressed. Non-reproduceable and random.

XP Professional SP3

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Additionally, I have found this problem with many
"popup" style windows. Holding the mouse pointer over
an hyperlink, for example, will create a small window
containing the actual URL contained in the hyperlink.

I only use the AOL Instant messenger functions in GAIM,
so it might be restricted to the AIM portion of the code.

Steps to recreate bug:

1. Open a different program and maximize the window.
1. load GAIM. Connect to AIM (whatever login you desire)
2. add a user to your buddy list who is signed on (or
use one that's already there).
3. place the mouse pointer over the user's name. Wait
for pop up containing user info / online time / idle time.
4. Once the user info pop up shows up, do an "alt-tab"
to the other program you loaded in step #1.
5. See that the "user info pop up" has not gone away.
There's nothing you can do to make that window go away
except give any gaim window focus and roll the mouse
over it. 

Please feel free to email me if you wish additional


Comment By: scenturion (scenturion)
Date: 2004-08-31 12:15

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Yeah, I know. The point was I wanted a place for everyone to
complain about this without creating 10,000 "new" bugs. 



Comment By: Kevin Stange (kstange)
Date: 2004-08-30 16:32

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As you mentioned this is a known Windows GTK bug, therefore
it is not something we can fix directly.


Comment By: scenturion (scenturion)
Date: 2004-08-25 10:34

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Ok. So I'm a moron. The above steps to recreate the bug do
not work. 

Replace step 4 with "Once the user info pop up shows up,
move the mouse pointer from the gaim window to the other
program window."

Note that the bug won't display if any of the following
happens while you move the mouse away from gaim:

1. you move the mouse pointer over the popup
2. as you move the pointer, you can't have the pointer
change from the arrow to the double arrow (change
width/height of the window, looks like this: <-> ) on the
edge of the gaim window.

To make sure that you don't do #2, you have to move the
mouse quickly so that the mouse pointer skips over the edge
of the gaim window boundary. It might take a few tries to
get the timing correct.

Ok. I think i'm done now.



Comment By: scenturion (scenturion)
Date: 2004-08-25 09:59

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I suspect that the bug is a duplicate of the following bug
listed in the GTK bugzilla database, and they're still
working on it. See it here:


Comment By: scenturion (scenturion)
Date: 2004-08-25 09:43

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I'm running windows 2000 professional with all the windows
updates / hotfixes (as of the date of this message) and 
Gaim 0.81

I downloaded and installed the "gaim-encryption v0.81" (not
gaim-e) plugin. Currently active are the "auto-reconnect",
"buddy state notification", "gaim-encryption", and "system
tray icon" plugins.

I am not running the super-latest version of gaim because
the gaim-encryption plugin has not been updated (yet) to
support gaim 0.82.



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