[SOLVED][BUG] xfce4-terminal freezes when I try to change tab name [solved thanks to a dirty trick]

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[SOLVED][BUG] xfce4-terminal freezes when I try to change tab name [solved thanks to a dirty trick]

Post by mika34 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:46 am

Hi,

xfce4-terminal has a multitab feature, and user has the ability to change tab name.

Currently, use this feature makes my xfce4-terminal freezes, and I can not use terminal after having this this feature, so I have to xkill it.

How to reproduce ?

Step 1 : open a terminal and a tew tabs (here is 2 tabs)

http://storage9.static.itmages.com/i/18 ... 4a2424.png

Step 2 : right click on the tab, and then "define title". The Title dialog box is actually broken

http://storage4.static.itmages.com/i/18 ... f3f390.png

Whatever I do after that step, terminal is broken, none of its elements is clickable anymore.

I use arc-darker theme from noobslabs PPA.

http://storage7.static.itmages.com/i/18 ... f67943.png

Does anyone else manage to reproduce the issue ?
Last edited by mika34 on Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:08 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: [BUG] xfce4-terminal freezes when I try to change tab name

Post by alpha0 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:08 am

I tried it just now, and the same thing happened. I couldn't even close the window with the close button in the corner, I ended up having to xkill it.

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Re: [BUG] xfce4-terminal freezes when I try to change tab name

Post by MrEen » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:24 pm

Using Mint-Y-Dark and cannot reproduce this. (xfce-terminal 0.6.3)

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Re: [BUG] xfce4-terminal freezes when I try to change tab name

Post by mika34 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:13 am

I finally open an issue on launchpad to report bug

https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1745725

Could people who are affected by the bug confirm the issue on launchpad to improve its processing ?

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Re: [BUG] xfce4-terminal freezes when I try to change tab name

Post by mika34 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:06 am

I finally found a workaround to use xfce4-terminal.

Mint 18.3 atually install xfce4-terminal from sylvia repository. With synaptic user can force a package to install specific version, so I tried to install xfce4-terminal from xenial repository.

Open Synaptic, then go into "Package > force version..." menu and select xenial version. Once done, click on "Package > block vesion" (or something like that, I use a french vesion of linux mint)

So we can somehow say that this issue is temporary solved by this dirty workaround.

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Re: [BUG] xfce4-terminal freezes when I try to change tab name

Post by Flemur » Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:11 pm

    mika34 wrote:Open Synaptic, then go into "Package > force version..." menu and select xenial version. Once done, click on "Package > block vesion" (or something like that, I use a french vesion of linux mint)
    Good find!

    You should also "Package-->Lock version" after the reinstall or synaptic will want to "upgrade" it back to what it was.

    Edit: using the old version disappeared the color schemes (all black on black) and made the text dark grey on black (was black on white background) - reinstalling the new version fixed that. (I don't use the tabs).
    Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
    Your data and OS are backed up....right?
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