[Bug 9735] New: Wine supplants system menu in child window title bars

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Sat Sep 22 00:08:54 CDT 2007


           Summary: Wine supplants system menu in child window title bars
           Product: Wine
           Version: 20050830
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: critical
          Priority: P2
         Component: wine-debug
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: frogbarf at telus.net

Pegasus 4.41 (and other versions) uses child windows to display specific
categories of information relating to email. Examples: a list of all email
folders. All the messages in a specific email folder. A display of email
messages waiting on the smtp server. A message editor for composition of a new
outgoing email.

Each child window is controlled by a system menu at the left of the title bar,
and three icons at the right of the title bar. The system menu normally
includes move, restore (to previous non-maximized size) minimize, maximize,
close, switch (to another child window). It also lists keyboard shortcuts for
many of these actions. The three icons are minimize, restore or maximize, and

Running Pegasus as a window-managed application, Wine replaces the child window
system menu with one of its own in which the shortcut for close is ALT-F4. In
native Windows operation, the child window close shortcut is CTRL-F4.

If you key CTRL-F4 in a child window, nothing happens. It is not a valid
shortcut under Wine.

If you key ALT-F4 in a child window, the program itself exits, not just the
single child window.

If you click the close/exit icon [X] in a child window the entire program

Evidently the exit icon is linked to the close option in the child window's
system menu.

It also appears that some child windows that close automatically also use the
close option listed in their system menu.

It isn't clear to me if the bug is (a) that Wine supplants the native child
window menus or (b) that Wine does not implement a CTRL-F4 (close child window)
shortcut or (c) that the Wine child window menu does not include CTRL-W for

The effect is that once you open a child window in Pegasus, you cannot reliably
close it without exiting Pegasus altogether; also that auto-closing of some
child windows causes program exit.

In unmanaged mode, bug #1798 causes its own problems.

CTRL-F4 is the Windows equivalent to CTRL-W, which has no effect.

This behavior is not entirely consistent; sometimes you can use the [X] exit
icon to successfully exit a single child window without shutting down the
entire program. I can't tell if this is true inconsistency or because some
child windows are (perhaps) programmed differently from others.

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