[Users] Browse Folder Window's Typing-Triggered Search Ignores First Key Entry

Dustin Miller dustbiz at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 12:15:39 CEST 2017

On Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:04:12 +0600
Dustin Miller <dustbiz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Problem Example: I use 'Ctrl+O' (to move message to a folder) or
> 'G' (to go to a folder). In the browse folder window that comes up I
> type something like 'inb' for the 'Inbox' folder, but only 'nb' shows
> up. (I think the one time when I typed it fast enough, it may have
> ignored the first two letters, but I don't think it's strictly a
> timing thing, since even when I waited for a bit, it would still
> ignore the first letter.) The consistently successful workaround that
> I'm using is to just type the initial character twice, once to 'wake
> up' the feature and then once for the actual search.
> Environment: Toshiba Netbook NB-305, Lubuntu 14.04, Claws 3.14.0
> (built from tarball)
> I did not experience this with the same version of Claws running on
> Ubuntu 14.04 (with 'GNOME Flashback (Metacity)' desktop environment
> [DE]) on two separate desktop PCs. So I'm wondering whether this
> problem is associated with the LXDE DE? Or perhaps with the different
> hardware? For that reason, I'm also not sure whether this would
> qualify as a bug or not, but perhaps there is something that could be
> done on the Claws side to make this work as it's supposed to on this
> and similar systems.

FWIW, this problem seems to be 'fixed' in Lubuntu 16.04 based on my
recent experience with it on a different system. Based on my current
experience and what others have reported, LXDE still seems to have some
issues with the way it handles the focusing of windows for some
programs on some systems some of the time, but I'm not sure what the
problem is exactly or how to remedy it. But based on what I've read on
this list, this type of issue as it relates to Claws is not a Claws
issue. My guess is the best place for someone to start trouble-shooting
this is in the LXDE docs, forums, and/or other resources available.

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