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Re: Gorm in Gnome - Screenshots

From: Mark Grice
Subject: Re: Gorm in Gnome - Screenshots
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:37:21 -0500

Yes, you are right, that is what seems to be happening. The odd thing
is I don't REMEMBER installing GWorkspace. I did download the tar...
but anyway...

It isn't quite as simple as you describe though, in case anyone else
runs into this. To say GWorkspace is a bad citizen is putting it
mildly. As I described earlier, it was a non-functioning screen that
comes up. Watching the behavior closer, it appears as though
GWorkspace and Gnome are fighting for control. I can see (if I look
closely) some windows flashing on and off, but never do I get a chance
to do anything. Every option on the menu is grayed out and none of the
icons on the side are active.

When I reboot and come into Window Maker, and run GWorkspace from
there, then I am able to set the background to off. Now, as you
predicted, the Project Center works correctly after that (even when I
come back into Gnome).

I don't know if this qualifies as a bug, but it sure is undesirable behavior!

On Nov 13, 2007 12:27 PM, Nicolas Roard <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Nov 13, 2007 5:07 PM, Mark Grice <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I hope this isn't spamming... but here are three screenshots that I
> > hope shows what I mean. First two were easy, since I could use the
> > screenshot utility... third one is digital camera, but I hope you can
> > tell what it is showing...
> Oh ... it looks like what you have is GWorkspace  --  so no crashes,
> everything works fine...
> What happens is that when ProjectCenter wants to open the gorm file,
> it calls the proper NSWorkspace method to do so.
> That method is supposed to check which app is in charge for the type
> of file you want to open.
> The problem here is that if GWorkspace is installed, it establishes
> itself as the one in charge for choosing which app should be run.
> So... 1/ you are in ProjectCenter 2/ you double click on the gorm file
> 3/ ProjectCenter ask gnustep to open the file 4/ gworkspace is
> installed, so nsworkspace launch it to deal with that request 5/
> gworkspace is launched and is supposed to launch gorm (which it does,
> as there is a Gorm icon on the bottom left of your screen)
> The only gotcha ? well, it looks like you have the Background set in
> GWorkspace, and that takes all the screen estate, thereby hiding your
> Gnome desktop. Tell tale that you are very very likely to still be
> running with gnome ? you still have the compositer in action (the
> shadows are present on windows).
> So... when you do that and get that screen, just go in GWorkspace
> preference and uncheck the use of the Background -- that should do the
> trick. That or deinstalling GWorkspace.
> Personally I really dislike this tendency of GW to launch itself like
> that, but hey.
> --
> Nicolas Roard

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