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randomly intermittent popup/tooltip when clicking links asking me to open in one of three browsers or thunderbird.
my3al English 5 Guest [Read]
07 November 2017 à 10:22

my3al, Wednesday 24 August 2016 à 05:53 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 August 2016
Messages : 3
Cairo-dock -v = 3.4.1
Linux Distro = Ubuntu 16.04
openGL = True
Window Manager = ?
Desktop Env = Cinnamon 3.0.7

Sometimes features are bugs. Im fairly certain that cairo-dock is the program that is randomly giving me a popup/tooltip when a hyperlink is double clicked that asks me if I would like to open the link in one of three browsers(Firefox, Opera, Mozilla) and Thunderbird. So far I cant find any way to disable this popup/tooltip besides running

$ killall cairo-dock


Once cairo-dock has stopped I no longer have the popup/tooltip so Im fairly certain its cairo-dock. There is still a little doubt because the popup/tooltip is randomly intermittent to say the least. Some links it pops up sometimes it doesn't, although I haven't ran into the issue without cairo-dock running. As a web developer I'm constantly clicking links to highlight to copy. It is incredibly annoying to have this tooltip/popup.

This link to a screenshot:

http://i.stack.imgur.com/K2KhG.jpg

There is a chance this has nothing to do with cairo-dock but right now it is my best educated guess.

Thanks

SQP, Wednesday 24 August 2016 à 06:40 | Quote


Subscription date : 03 July 2010
Messages : 1090
I never saw this, but this could be related to an applet like clipper.

Try to launch the dock with a default config : cairo-dock -d pathto/testdocdir

Try to disable your applets one by one (or dichotomy for a dev )

Edit : haven't found the string "send url" in the code. But screenshot and clipper applets seem to have some "Open with"

my3al, Wednesday 24 August 2016 à 15:47 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 August 2016
Messages : 3
Ok, I think I have figured it out.

In: Accessories -> Clipboard History -> Configuration -> Which items should be remembered? | Was set to Both. I changed it to => Clipboard.

Also in the same config settings for clipboard history I disabled -> Popup menus at mouse position? | It no longer popped up at mouse position but down by the dock where Clipboard History icon lives. It was completely black without any options to select browsers to open links with. Same cartoon bubble shape though. I did this before I changed the items to be remembered selection box.

That seemed to do the trick. The problem was terribly randomly intermittent to begin with though. I don't think it worked as the developer intended. I will give it a couple of days and hopefully with a little luck Ill never see that popup again

Oh and Thanks SQP, defiantly pointed me to the right direction.

SQP, Wednesday 24 August 2016 à 17:27 | Quote


Subscription date : 03 July 2010
Messages : 1090
without looking at the code or the applet I don't use, I think you're missing a point: the option you disabled from "both" to "clipboard" must have been the "trigger on mouse buffer".

This mouse buffer is set every time you select text with the mouse. When you double click to select a link, the applet now detects a link in the mouse buffer (start with http(s)://) and shows the popup.

Clearly not an option combo for a webdev, but it may have some use for some users maybe. (ps, nice screenshot for a webdev ^^)

Edit: Well I had a doubt so I finally checked the defaults. They don't seem too nasty, the popup is disabled and position is at dock.

The question may be: do you need that popup option for some other file type at all ?

#l[None;Clipboard;Selection;Both] Which items should be remembered?
#{Clipboard items are those you get with CTRL+c. Selection items are those you get by selecting some text with the mouse.}
item type = 3

#B Separate clipboard and selection?
#{It is especially useful if you often select text with the mouse and don't want to loose your clipboard items due to too many items in the selection.}
separate = false

#b Pop-up menus at mouse position?
menu on mouse = false

#B[2] Enable actions?
#{If some actions are associated with an item, they will be proposed when the item is created.}
enable actions = false

my3al, Wednesday 24 August 2016 à 18:54 | Quote


Subscription date : 24 August 2016
Messages : 3
Not sure I follow what your getting at.

All I wanted is to never see that popup for any reason ever! I never need a popup and personally don't find them necessary for anything. I use keystrokes for everything that a clipboard would be necessary for. The clipboard history is a nice function for using clipped items over and over out of sequence. I can see how the popup would be beneficial to those people that don't know how to use a computer but lets face it we run linux. The odds that we would generally find a 3 step process better than a 2 step are slim. Being a developer every time I would highlight a link in sublime text, firebug and gedit or try to paste a link in to a URL bar in Firefox and have a random(inconsistent, intermittent, never happened on all links under similar conditions) popup that you had to click away from to get the popup to disappear while simultaneously deselecting your selected text was I feel to much for a default setting to have and completely unnecessary to anyone under the age of 45. Just my true feelings on what I think is an improper use of "ease of use argument", one that caused me to run from Apple. Apple always thought that it knew what I wanted to do and made it hard to do what I wanted to do.

As far as I can tell so far, disabling those settings and => Actions | completely stopped the popups. I have not seen one in hours and hope that it has fixed the problem. I expect that it has. But being that the problem was randomly intermittent to begin with I'm going to give it a couple of days to make sure. I would have gone rooting around in the code but not having worked on ciro-dock and not even knowing where apps and settings are are stored not to mention that I wasn't sure if it was completely a ciro-dock problem to begin with; I thought it best to ask in the forum.

I think it has been sorted, but like I said Im going to give it some time.

Guest, Tuesday 07 November 2017 à 10:22 | Quote

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