[winswitch] xpra doesn't handle menus

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Fri Mar 23 10:08:53 GMT 2012

On 03/23/2012 02:26 AM, Neal Becker wrote:
> I tried with both emacs GNU Emacs and with konsole.
I've just tried with the default Fedora 16 Emacs (23.3.1) which worked
fine. I am now installing emacs 24 from source. (600MB d/l - slow DSL..)
I've also tried konsole v2.8.1, and still no problem..

There must be something different about your environment that makes it
fail. Maybe your desktop's environment variables are interfering.
Can you try launching the applications from a "clean" session, ie: one
with a sanitized environment (maybe via ssh to localhost to clear it?).


> konsole is Qt, but it looks like emacs is gtk.

> As mouse cursor goes over the menu, the cursor does not change, and the
> menu is not sensitive.  Click on 'File' for example does nothing.
> On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Antoine Martin <antoine at nagafix.co.uk
> <mailto:antoine at nagafix.co.uk>> wrote:
>     On 03/22/2012 09:18 PM, Neal Becker wrote:
>     > Looks like xpra-0.1.0 is useless on Fedora 16.  Nothing happens when
>     > clicking on menus - which seems to be a pretty serious problem.
>     Are you talking about xpra's own tray menu or about a specific
>     application you are running through xpra and which is having problems
>     displaying its own menus properly? And if the latter, which application
>     is it? Does it happen with other applications?
>     Is it a Qt application by any chance?
>     If this is the case then this may well be a theme/style problem which
>     can be remedied using an environment variable I just cannot find right
>     now...
>     Note for those who hit this issue, you may be able to get those Qt
>     styles to work properly using an Xvfb server with the required
>     extensions, ie:
>     https://xpra.org/Xdummy.html
>     Cheers
>     Antoine
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