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[Bug 995231] Re: After Activating the HUD, Global Menu No Long Fully Accessible


[Expired for Unity because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

** Changed in: unity
       Status: Incomplete => Expired

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  After Activating the HUD, Global Menu No Long Fully Accessible

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Bug description:
  I have noticed something very odd the last few days with Unity in
  Ubuntu 12.04.  I am very pleased with this release of Ubuntu, but this
  bug is kind of annoying.

  Basically, lets say I am in an application and accidentally hold down
  the ALT key long enough to launch the HUD (launching the HUD in
  error).  If I close the HUD without actually launching any commands (I
  think I hit ESC or generally exit the HUD by clicking), most of the
  global menus will no longer work correctly.

  The exact symptom is that when you hover over the top bar, you will
  see the menus appear only if you hover over your maximize, minimize,
  close buttons, but if you don't move quickly enough over to the global
  menu, it will disappear before you have a chance to select anything.
  The normal/expected behavior is that the global menu would stay
  visible as long as you hover over that bar.

  Once this starts happening, it affects a number of applications, but
  oddly, not all of them.  The only way to stop this from happening is
  to log out of the session and log back in.

  The strange thing is that this doesn't seem to happen all the time, so
  it has been hard to pinpoint the exact cause.

  I have a fairly standard install, the only customization I have done
  around the HUD is to use a hack to enable the Global menu to work with
  Eclipse and I also installed a package to enable global menus for

  This has happened a few times, but I cannot say exactly when it starts
  (because I don't use global menus a lot).  I will try to monitor, but
  I was advised in the "Answers" section to report this as a bug.


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