Problem with multiwindow and drop-down menus

David Rothenberger
Wed Jul 29 17:28:00 GMT 2009

On 7/29/2009 10:09 AM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 22/07/2009 20:44, David Rothenberger wrote:
>> I'm having a problem with 1.7 when starting the server with
>> -multiwindow. I am trying to run Sun's jconsole application (part of the
>> JDK 6) remotely, but none of the menus work correctly.
>> When I run a separate window manager (wmaker), they work correctly. I
>> can click on a menu and it will stay open. I can move my mouse to select
>> a menu entry and then click again to "make it so".
>> With -multiwindow, clicking on the menu just causes it to flash open. If
>> I hold the mouse down, the menu will stay open, but I can't select any
>> options. The only way I can interact with jconsole is with keyboard
>> shortcuts.
>> Any ideas? Is this some local configuration problem or a known issue
>> with -multiwindow?
> There was a change in the most recent X server, xorg-server-1.6.2-2, 
> which attempts to improve the behaviour of X window menus.  Can you try 
> with that and see if it makes a difference?

Unfortunately, there is no change with xorg-server-1.6.2-2.

David Rothenberger  ----

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