I've noticed this problem in Mandrake systems for
quite a while (possibly since Mandrake 7.2, now using
Mandriva2006), but only recently decided to try to
pin it down.
When I have the mouse cursor in the kde panel (for
example, if I've just used the panel to switch from
another desktop to one with an instance of nedit), I
can press <ctrl>f and get the search dialog, but I
can't enter any search text into it. (I can click
any of the checkboxes, buttons (Cancel) or things
like the X (to close it).)
Although this problem obviously has something to do
with focus (I think ;-), once I get the search dialog
up, clicking in it to get focus on it does not solve
the problem--I have to close that search dialog and
open another (with the mouse cursor not in the panel)
to be able to search.
Workaround: move the mouse cursor out of the panel
before pressing <ctrl>f.
If I switch to a desktop with nedit and start typing,
I can enter text just fine.
I've tried a few other applications and don't have
this problem with them.
In case it's a clue, I should mention that I have my
kde panel set to disappear automatically--I'll switch
it so it appears continuously and see if that makes a
I've tried searching bugzilla and don't think this
duplicates an existing bug report.
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