Hello, Alexander.Reviewing Thunderbird video finally:
Or in Thunderbird, when going to delete an email thread, it also hides the full window: http://vid.ly/4r1d7p
First I admit I have not observed the behaviour to be watched in your video myself on any Ubuntu / Mint desktop environment which I used in the past 4 years.
I have tried to reproduce the symptoms on Mint 13 Cinnamon 2.0.14 and Thunderbird 24.3.0, but I have not succeeded in doing so.
Therefore I cannot offer any hypothesis on what might be happening on your Cinnamon desktop.
I wonder a bit whether a Thunderbird plugin might be involved which is not present on my system(s).
I will try on Mint 16 Cinnamon 2.0.14 with Thunderbird 24.3.0 later on and see if this makes a difference.
By the way, from the 3 native themes that Cinnamon 2.0.14 brings along - Cinnamon, Linux Mint and Mint-X - I am using the Linux Mint theme.<Added>
OK. So I have tried to reproduce the problem from your second video using Mint16 Cinnamon 2.0.14, Linux Mint Theme, and Thunderbird 24.3.0.
No success. The confirmation dialogue box pops up in the middle of the Thunderbird application window. The Thunderbird application window does not become invisible, go away or get covered by any other open windows. It stays on top with only the dialogue box on top of it again.In your second video It is clearly visible that the Thunderbird window becomes invisible thus revealing all the windows which were below it.This is behaviour is really weird. And I have not seen it happen here on any of my Cinnamon systems. (Mint 13 Cinnamon 2.0.14 32-bit, Mint 13 Cinnamon 2.0.14 64-bit, Mint 14 Cinnamon 1.8.8 32-bit, Mint 16 Cinnamon 2.0.14 32-bit. - Have not seen it on any of the desktop environments that I use, Cinnamon, xfce, Unity, at all.As I cannot reproduce it and as a video can only illustrate the symptoms, but not the cause, I will not speculate on the reason why it happens on your system.Reviewing editor video from the start:
I finally had the idea of watching your videos in increased size hoping I would be able to spot details which I had missed before.
Well, I did, not in the Thunderbird video, but in the gedit video:
In increased size, the video revealed that indeed the gedit windows is slightly larger than the save dialogue box.
So, it is true, in your case the gedit windows becomes invisible when the save dialogue box pops up on top of it. Else its edges should be still visible outside the dialogue box, but they are not.
Hence, I admit that I allowed myself to be fooled. Without increasing the gedit video substantially it looks as if the gedit window and the dialogue had exactly the same size in which case the dialogue box would only cover the underlying gedit window.But in fact, you are right. In your case the gedit window does get invisible.
You might have avoided this misinterpretation easily by making the gedit window larger than the dialogue box from the beginning.So in the end, what has been said for the Thunderbird window is true for the gedit window as well:
I cannot reproduce the problem that the gedit video illustrates (and could do so more clearly).
The behaviour is really weird. I have not seen it happen here on any of my Cinnamon systems. (Mint 13 Cinnamon 2.0.14 32-bit, Mint 13 Cinnamon 2.0.14 64-bit, Mint 14 Cinnamon 1.8.8 32-bit, Mint 16 Cinnamon 2.0.14 32-bit. - Have not seen it on any of the desktop environments that I use, Cinnamon, xfce, Unity, at all.Summary:
Both videos illustrate a situation where a popup dialogue box, painted by the application itself, makes the main application window disappear.
It is pretty unclear why it happens.
As I cannot reproduce the problem, I will not start speculating on the cause.
You are free to suspect Cinnamon as such. Yet, the question arises why to the best of my knowledge no-one has complained about this problem before? If it were a common Cinnamon problem then someone else should have had the same problem.
If you are interested in finding out
+ what causes the problem
+ how to solve it
then you should definitely provide a few relevant details which your videos do not tell us:
- exact Linux Mint version
- exact Cinnamon version
- Which Cinnamon Theme is in use?
- Have you checked ~/.xsession-errors for related error messages? With which result?
- Have you checked /var/log/syslog for related error messages? With which result?