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Old 09-30-2018, 05:08 PM   #1
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Ununtu 18.04 Changes Behavior

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04, and there is a change in Calibre's behaviour:

--In the editor, if you have a completion dialogue, like a search result, the background greys out, and you can't reposition the dialogue window. The grey background comes and goes with an unpleasant flicker.

--On the main book view panel, opening the Edit Metadata window does the same thing. Opening Book Details or View does not do it.

This isn't just cosmetic, because often I want to move the smaller window around to see a result underneath it, or check something in the main window.

(Other applications, e.g. LibreOffice, do not show anything like this behaviour.)

Is there possibly a setting I'm missing that could fix this? Or is it something new?

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Old 09-30-2018, 08:22 PM   #2
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OK, I found it - for anyone else that might have the problem:

You have to install the gnome-tweaks-tool. Then, in Tweaks under the Windows section, turn off the "attach modal dialogue" option.

Why it was showing up in calibre and not other apps, I still don't understand.
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Old 10-01-2018, 12:17 AM   #3
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Ubuntu keeps doing weird stuff with their window management that breaks things. There are thousands of lines of workarounds for ubuntu bugs in the calibre codebase. Presumably, this is another one.
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