[maemo-users] Applications unexpectedly closing on n800

From: Neil MacLeod gmane at nmacleod.com
Date: Fri Mar 9 14:23:29 EET 2007
Eero Tamminen wrote:
> Ok, so the issue is that you press the Back key long ("downward thumb
> rolling motion").
No, this isn't the issue.

I'm familiar with the "long keypress" but this is not what I'm doing, and is not what I have described in the bug.

In the bug, I'm *VERY* briefly pressing the Back key immediately followed by the Menu key - there is no long keypress of any key.

If you follow the sequence I have described, then click within the application window (using either the stylus or a finger) the application will then Close. This is not defined behaviour, and as such it is a bug.

The particularly annoying aspect of this bug is that it can and does occur when you least expect it, thus giving the impression the application has just crashed when the application isn't at fault, it's the OS/desktop/haf/core that has erroneously closed the application.

> This behaviour is documented in the beginning of the User guide ->
> Device control -> Hardware keys: "a long keypress closes the topmost
> dialog or application" (on page 12).
But this is not what I'm describing in the bug.

The documented long keypress behaviour is absolutely fine and I have no issue with that - it has nothing to do with this bug other than the end result is the same. I only have an issue with the undocumented behaviour that I have described in the bug - two consecutive short keypresses followed by a window event => application close.

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