Bug 386629 - Can't exit rectangular region
Summary: Can't exit rectangular region
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 374009
Alias: None
Product: Spectacle
Classification: Applications
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Fedora RPMs Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Boudhayan Gupta
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-11-07 21:55 UTC by fabrice salvaire
Modified: 2018-10-20 05:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description fabrice salvaire 2017-11-07 21:55:06 UTC
version 16.12.3
Comment 1 fabrice salvaire 2017-11-07 22:03:38 UTC
It can be a duplicate.

This issue happen when I click on "start rectangular region screenshot" or just later ???

Screen is dimmed, I can make rectangular selections using mouse but I cannot exit (return to spectable). alt-tab works to switch window. But I have to kill spectacle on text console to recover my Kde session.

It happened several times, but I don't know how to reproduce it.
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2017-11-07 22:48:58 UTC
Does the return key work? If not, this might be a duplicate of https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=374009
Comment 3 Christoph Feck 2017-11-23 02:46:12 UTC
If you can provide the information requested in comment #2, please add it.
Comment 4 Christoph Feck 2017-12-20 03:47:09 UTC
No response, assume it is indeed a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 374009 ***
Comment 5 null 2018-05-31 18:59:02 UTC
It's not a duplicate, because getting Spectacle stuck in fullscreen (but still working) is different from hanging or even crashing the whole system due to other (likely GPU) issues. The other bugs says "I can't alt-tab to another window", while here the reporter mentions "alt-tab works to switch window".

STR for me on Qt 5.10 / Plasma 5.12:
- Start "spectacle", set combobox to "Rectangular Region", Ctrl + N
- Shift + Print to invoke global shortcut
- Esc to show we are stuck
- Ctrl + Cto kill spectacle

Interestingly, on a Qt 5.11 / Plasma 5.13 system I cannot reproduce.

Might also be related / similar to some issues Yakuake causes wrt. freezing input handling, see Bug 378718.
Comment 6 null 2018-05-31 18:59:08 UTC
*** Bug 379145 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Nate Graham 2018-10-20 05:14:06 UTC
After further investigation of Bug 374009, this is indeed a duplicate of it.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 374009 ***