One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

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One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

randix
This is a small annoyance, but hoping someone can point me in the right direction.  I only experience this when I use GnuCash.  I experience it throughout GnuCash whenever I use the toolbar at the top of the screen, but here's one simple example.  btw, I'm running GnuCash on Windows 7, both 32 and 64...

So I have a checking account open with all transactions displayed.

1. I highlight a transaction, any transaction
2. I click on the "Split" button that is on the toolbar at the top of the screen
3. The transaction opens the split
4. I then want to close the split, so I go to the toolbar and click on "Split" again
5. This time nothing happens.  Indeed at this point if I click on ANY of the buttons on the toolbar, nothing happens.
6. If I click somewhere OUTSIDE of Gnucash (anywhere, in another program, on my desktop, etc.) and THEN go back to Gnucash (without it being closed), and click on any of the buttons, they work again...but just once (until I click outside of Gnucash, etc
7. Note: Unlike the buttons on the Toolbar, eg Save, Close, Duplicate, Delete, etc., if I click on the menu at the very very top of GnuCash, eg File, View, Transactions, Actions, and click on any of the options under any of those headings, they DO always work, repetitively.

Does anyone know why my mouse seems to lose its focus on the toolbar buttons after clicking on them once?  eg I get one "bite" on these buttons, and they're not active again until I click outside of Gnucash and return.

Thanks!

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Re: One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

Clayton Ginsburg
On 1/17/13 5:14 PM, Steve wrote:

> This is a small annoyance, but hoping someone can point me in the right
> direction.  I only experience this when I use GnuCash.  I experience it
> throughout GnuCash whenever I use the toolbar at the top of the screen, but
> here's one simple example.  btw, I'm running GnuCash on Windows 7, both 32
> and 64...
>
> So I have a checking account open with all transactions displayed.
>
> 1. I highlight a transaction, any transaction
> 2. I click on the "Split" button that is on the toolbar at the top of the
> screen
> 3. The transaction opens the split
> 4. I then want to close the split, so I go to the toolbar and click on
> "Split" again
> 5. This time nothing happens.  Indeed at this point if I click on ANY of the
> buttons on the toolbar, nothing happens.
> 6. If I click somewhere OUTSIDE of Gnucash (anywhere, in another program, on
> my desktop, etc.) and THEN go back to Gnucash (without it being closed), and
> click on any of the buttons, they work again...but just once (until I click
> outside of Gnucash, etc
> 7. Note: Unlike the buttons on the Toolbar, eg Save, Close, Duplicate,
> Delete, etc., if I click on the menu at the very very top of GnuCash, eg
> File, View, Transactions, Actions, and click on any of the options under any
> of those headings, they DO always work, repetitively.
>
> Does anyone know why my mouse seems to lose its focus on the toolbar buttons
> after clicking on them once?  eg I get one "bite" on these buttons, and
> they're not active again until I click outside of Gnucash and return.
>
> Thanks!
>

No clue as to the why but I have similar behavior on the mac version
gnucash.
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Re: One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

gstones
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Steve:


One possibility: GnuCash is very sensitive to closing each transaction, and this can be magnified in Splits. I have often found when a toolbar does not work that pressing a Return does the trick, as the system is waiting for a confirmation that one's entry in the current line is complete.


Apologies if this is old hat, and has nothing to do with your situation - but if it helps...................!


Graham

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Subject: One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

This is a small annoyance, but hoping someone can point me in the right
direction. I only experience this when I use GnuCash. I experience it
throughout GnuCash whenever I use the toolbar at the top of the screen, but
here's one simple example. btw, I'm running GnuCash on Windows 7, both 32
and 64...

So I have a checking account open with all transactions displayed.

1. I highlight a transaction, any transaction
2. I click on the "Split" button that is on the toolbar at the top of the
screen
3. The transaction opens the split
4. I then want to close the split, so I go to the toolbar and click on
"Split" again
5. This time nothing happens. Indeed at this point if I click on ANY of the
buttons on the toolbar, nothing happens.
6. If I click somewhere OUTSIDE of Gnucash (anywhere, in another program, on
my desktop, etc.) and THEN go back to Gnucash (without it being closed), and
click on any of the buttons, they work again...but just once (until I click
outside of Gnucash, etc
7. Note: Unlike the buttons on the Toolbar, eg Save, Close, Duplicate,
Delete, etc., if I click on the menu at the very very top of GnuCash, eg
File, View, Transactions, Actions, and click on any of the options under any
of those headings, they DO always work, repetitively.

Does anyone know why my mouse seems to lose its focus on the toolbar buttons
after clicking on them once? eg I get one "bite" on these buttons, and
they're not active again until I click outside of Gnucash and return.

Thanks!





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Re: One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

Robert Kesterson
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Clayton Ginsburg wrote:
> On 1/17/13 5:14 PM, Steve wrote:
>> This is a small annoyance,...Does anyone know why my mouse seems to
>> lose its focus on the toolbar buttons
>> after clicking on them once?  eg I get one "bite" on these buttons, and
>> they're not active again until I click outside of Gnucash and return.
>>
>
> No clue as to the why but I have similar behavior on the mac version
> gnucash.
For whatever it's worth, I do *not* get that behaviour on my mac version
(Gnucash 2.4.11 on OS/X 10.8.2).  It would drive me nuts if it did,
since almost every transaction I enter has splits.

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Re: One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

John Ralls

On Jan 17, 2013, at 3:29 PM, Robert Kesterson <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Clayton Ginsburg wrote:
>> On 1/17/13 5:14 PM, Steve wrote:
>>> This is a small annoyance,...Does anyone know why my mouse seems to lose its focus on the toolbar buttons
>>> after clicking on them once?  eg I get one "bite" on these buttons, and
>>> they're not active again until I click outside of Gnucash and return.
>>>
>>
>> No clue as to the why but I have similar behavior on the mac version gnucash.
> For whatever it's worth, I do *not* get that behaviour on my mac version (Gnucash 2.4.11 on OS/X 10.8.2).  It would drive me nuts if it did, since almost every transaction I enter has splits.
>

It's not limited to the split button. It can happen on any button, and it has to do with crossing events (i.e., detecting the mouse moving into or out of a controls) getting lost somewhere in Gtk. This was partly fixed for Macs [1], but it's the first I've heard of it on MSWin.

Regards,
John Ralls



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Re: One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

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On Jan 17, 2013, at 3:42 PM, John Ralls <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> On Jan 17, 2013, at 3:29 PM, Robert Kesterson <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Clayton Ginsburg wrote:
>>> On 1/17/13 5:14 PM, Steve wrote:
>>>> This is a small annoyance,...Does anyone know why my mouse seems to lose its focus on the toolbar buttons
>>>> after clicking on them once?  eg I get one "bite" on these buttons, and
>>>> they're not active again until I click outside of Gnucash and return.
>>>>
>>>
>>> No clue as to the why but I have similar behavior on the mac version gnucash.
>> For whatever it's worth, I do *not* get that behaviour on my mac version (Gnucash 2.4.11 on OS/X 10.8.2).  It would drive me nuts if it did, since almost every transaction I enter has splits.
>>
>
> It's not limited to the split button. It can happen on any button, and it has to do with crossing events (i.e., detecting the mouse moving into or out of a controls) getting lost somewhere in Gtk. This was partly fixed for Macs [1], but it's the first I've heard of it on MSWin.
>

Oops, forgot the bug link:

[1] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=672193



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Re: One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

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So to wrap this up and put a bow on it, assuming I figure out how, should I submit a bug report for this problem in Windows or from your bug link, is the issue still being worked on and not finalized and I need to exercise patience, or should I just accept this as a quirk and live with it :)
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Re: One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

John Ralls-2

On Jan 17, 2013, at 6:36 PM, Steve <[hidden email]> wrote:

> So to wrap this up and put a bow on it, assuming I figure out how, should I
> submit a bug report for this problem in Windows or from your bug link, is
> the issue still being worked on and not finalized and I need to exercise
> patience, or should I just accept this as a quirk and live with it :)
>

I think you're going to have to accept it as a quirk and live with it, sorry.

Regards,
John Ralls

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Re: One bite of the apple at a time on the toolbar?

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