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Old 09-14-2014, 07:54 AM   #1
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Gwenview hangs switching to fullscreen

My version of Gwenview is 4.13.1 using KDE development platform 4.13.3 running on Mint 17 64bit Cinnamon.

Using gwenview as a normal user and switching to fullscreen mode it hangs and I get a delay of over half a minute.

But this is interesting.

Opening Gwenview in terminal as root and switching to fullscreen mode there is no delay.

I have asked this in other forums, but got no answers so I hope some one could help me pin down this problem on this forum.
Old 09-14-2014, 09:47 AM   #2
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I also use Gwenview on Debian Testing but the version is 4.14.0. There are no problems of the sort you describe. No delay in using fullscreen. Do you have a Photos folder that's particularly large? I notice that in fullscreen mode Gwenview loads thumbnails of all the pictures in the folder. If you had 1000's of pictures that might take a while.
Old 09-15-2014, 08:17 AM   #3
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I have a multiboot system with different distributions and installed and run Gwenview on some of them.

Noticed there must be a problem with Gnome 3 and Cinnamon depending which version of Gwenview is installed.

What worked were:
Gwenview version KDE development platform
Linux Mint Debian 4.11.3 4.11.3

Aptosid 4.14.0 pre 4.14.0

Mint 12.04 Cinnamon 2.8.5 4.8.5

Mint 12.04 Mate 2.8.5 4.8.5

Debian stable, in gnome 2.8.4 4.8.4

Fedora 20 KDE 4.13.1 4.13.3

Fedora 20 Mate 4.13,1 4.13.3

What did not work were:

Mint 17 Cinnamon 4.13.1 4.13.3

Ubuntu 14.04 4.14.0 pre 4.14.0

Zorin 8 4.11.4 4.11.5

and in Fedora 20 for cinnamon and gnome

In all these cases who did not work properly the menubuttons in fullscreen mode
”hide sidebar” and ”add filter” in the left downside corner are visible only when hovering the mouse over them and the others (folder, information, operations) in the sidebar are greyed out.
They are still operational, though.

There is a video I found on internet that shows this bug in action, see:

Last edited by Rikhard; 09-15-2014 at 09:44 AM. Reason: make things clearer


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