Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#5488 closed Bug (invalid)

gear button menu should activate on click (Mac)

Reported by: jordan Owned by: livings124
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Mac Client Version: 2.82
Severity: Normal Keywords: gear button, contextual menu


This was originally reported by woodelf. I'm resubmitting because I accidentally lost his request in the moderation queue.


The latest couple versions of Transmission for OS X have had non-Mac-like behavior of the gear button menu (lower left corner of the main window). The menu should pop up when the mouse is clicked, not when it is released. A rapid click-release cycle should leave the menu open until the user clicks again, either to select something from the menu, or by clicking elsewhere to dismiss the menu.

A click not followed by a release within a certain length of time (the behavior is standard, so I assume it's defined in the OS or interface guidelines) should instead only keep the menu open until the mouse button is released, and releasing the mouse button should then function as select if the cursor is still over the menu at that point.

Every other interface element of Transmission behaves correctly--the pulldowns in the Inspector, contextual menus in the main window (such as from clicking on the gear button which appears when you hover over the icon of a particular torrent), the main menus on the menubar--it's just this one bit. And earlier versions of Transmission behaved properly here, too. (I couldn't tell you exactly when it changed.)

Using Transmission 2.82, build 14160; OS X 10.6.8, fully patched. Error persists on the latest nightly build (14202), and predates build 14031, though I'm not sure by how many versions.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't believe this ticket is right. (In 10.9) pushing the groups button shows the popover on mouse up, not mouse down. Is there an example of a popover where this isn't the case?

Closing for now - please reopen with more info if I'm wrong here.

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