Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] VoIP Calls and -Graph dialog behaviour
From: "RUOFF LARS" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:33:58 +0200
Coming back on this subject...

=> This ss definitevly the same issue.

All child dialogs are affected because all use the same function to
The problem is the line in gtk/dlg_utils.c:
 In function dlg_window_new(const gchar *title):

Here all dialogs are made transient to the main window.
The info on this function
suggests that it is good practice to to so for all child dialogs, but
the behaviour on Windows is unbearable!
When *not* called, the behaviour on Windows is: All dialogs will have
their own taskbar tab (grouped/ungrouped depends on your Windows
settings of course), and simple click on any open window space brings
the window to front. I'm unhappy with the fact that taskbar space is
cluttered up by child windows, but I still prefer this behaviour to the
current one, which is a pain for me.

Is there any particular reason we need to have the windows transient to
top level?
What's the behaviour on Linux/Mac/...?
If no consensus can be achieved, may I suggest for a preference setting?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] 
> [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Jeff Morriss
> Sent: mercredi 16 septembre 2009 19:30
> To: Developer support list for Wireshark
> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] VoIP Calls and -Graph dialog behaviour
> RUOFF LARS wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > i don't know what has been changed exactly, but the VoIP Calls and 
> > -Graph dialog behaviour seems totally screwed up on 1.2.2 
> on Windows.
> > 
> > Initial condition: Wireshark main window maximized.
> > Once the Voip Calls and -Graph dialogs are opened:
> > Click on a line in the Graph dialog.
> > Now try to navigate to the packet details in main window.
> > Clicking on the main window doesn't bring it to front.
> > So minimize the Graph window => minimizes ALL windows!
> > So it needs an additional step to maximize the main window again.
> > Navigating back to the Graph dialog is a matter of luck:
> > Either you clicked on the right one of the two dialog 
> handles that are 
> > shown in minimized state ... or not. If you clicked on the 
> wrong on, 
> > you're back to Calls dialog and need first to click on the 
> dialog to 
> > focus it and then on the Graph dialog to bring it to front.
> > A nightmare!
> This bug sounds similar:
> https://bugs.wireshark.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2421
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