Bug 52307 - VCLSalFrame autohiding makes libreoffice`s apps unusable with xmonad
Summary: VCLSalFrame autohiding makes libreoffice`s apps unusable with xmonad
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-20 12:56 UTC by Alexander Tkachenko
Modified: 2013-10-25 15:17 UTC (History)
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Description Alexander Tkachenko 2012-07-20 12:56:04 UTC
The forms which allows to select backgrounds or type color made autohiding in libreoffice. They do not draw correctly under xmonad wm. You can see only short border blink after pressing the button.
There is no autohiding in AF forkm so this works nice there.
Comment 1 Roman Eisele 2012-09-03 12:46:45 UTC
Component probably should be 'UI'.

@Alexander Tkachenko:
Thank you for your bug report!

I can’t handle it (no Linux expert), but a hint: it would be helpful if you could add more details to this report, especially the LibreOffice version you use.
Comment 2 Varun Madiath 2012-09-11 22:46:10 UTC
I think I can provide some additional details.
I experienced the same issue.

Build ID: 350m1(Build:2)
OS: Fedora 17
GHC version: 7.0.4
XMonad version : 0.10

Xmonad config file:
import XMonad
import XMonad.Config.Xfce
import XMonad.Hooks.SetWMName
import XMonad.Hooks.ICCCMFocus

myTerminal = "xterm"

main = xmonad xfceConfig
       modMask  = mod4Mask
    ,  terminal = myTerminal
    ,  startupHook = setWMName "LG3D"
    ,  logHook = takeTopFocus <+> logHook xfceConfig -- if this is xmonad 0.9, use >> instead of <+>

Steps to reproduce:
Run xmonad, open libreoffice calc and open dropdown box for changing the background color of a cell.

Expected Result:
Box allowing for choice of color.

Actual Result:
Brief flash of box border, before box disappears.
Comment 3 bfoman (inactive) 2013-03-06 12:18:45 UTC
Is this still an issue in the latest stable release of LibreOffice, Fedora and XMonad?
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2013-09-24 02:01:27 UTC
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Comment 5 QA Administrators 2013-10-25 15:17:09 UTC
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