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Windows 7 Start-menu + Jump-list visual overlay bug

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    Heavens​Revenge

    This bug has been present since at least the beta builds of Windows 7 and I'm wondering if it will ever get fixed, or if this is considered a bug by others:

     

    To reproduce:

    1. Right click on any icon in the task-bar to bring up a jump-list context menu
    2. Right click on the Start-Orb or as close to the bottom-left corner of the screen as possible
    3. Observe that the Orb is still on-top, visually overlapping the regular context menu as if the Start button was never there

    I have seen it on every Windows 7 Build I have used since beta2, Im not sure if this is an Aero Window Manager bug or not.

     

    What do people think??

    Easiest non-destructive bug I've found to date, and I wanted to tell other people because I'm starting to think this will never get fixed.

     

    Added a merged screenshot of the jump-list click, and a later start-orb click:

    Start-orb overlay

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    stevo_

    Didnt repro for me on rc?

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    bitdisaster

    stevo_ said:

    Didnt repro for me on rc?

    Yep, reproducible

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    Refrax

    i was able to repro on 6.1.7600

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    stevo_

    section31 said:
    stevo_ said:
    *snip*

    Yep, reproducible

    Not for me, as soon as I right click anywhere on the start icon the jump list drops down and the overlay works as expected.

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    RichA

    It's not a bug, it's a feature!

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    Heavens​Revenge

    stevo_ said:
    section31 said:
    *snip*

    Not for me, as soon as I right click anywhere on the start icon the jump list drops down and the overlay works as expected.

    Would you happen to have a single CPU box your running on??  Im thinking the  right-click on the start button is preempted before the jump-list is torn down to create the proper context menu, making a reversed event only in a preempted system. with more than 1 proc.

     

    If you dont have 1 core, the shell GUI team definitely needs to run a trace to see what is going on. 

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    PaoloM

    HeavensRevenge said:
    stevo_ said:
    *snip*

    Would you happen to have a single CPU box your running on??  Im thinking the  right-click on the start button is preempted before the jump-list is torn down to create the proper context menu, making a reversed event only in a preempted system. with more than 1 proc.

     

    If you dont have 1 core, the shell GUI team definitely needs to run a trace to see what is going on. 

    Repros here. Bug. P3. Won't Fix.

     

    Smiley

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    spivonious

    repros here. 7 x64, C2D cpu.

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    stevo_

    HeavensRevenge said:
    stevo_ said:
    *snip*

    Would you happen to have a single CPU box your running on??  Im thinking the  right-click on the start button is preempted before the jump-list is torn down to create the proper context menu, making a reversed event only in a preempted system. with more than 1 proc.

     

    If you dont have 1 core, the shell GUI team definitely needs to run a trace to see what is going on. 

    No its a core 2 duo, I run dual screen with the start menu on the right (so the start orb is almost in the middle of both screens).

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    Cream​Filling512

    Add it to huge pile of popup menu tracking bugs.

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