"launch document" synchronous on Linux only?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Jan 19 09:13:28 CST 2013

Warren Samples wrote:

> On 01/19/2013 12:47 AM, Warren Samples wrote:
>>> I've somehow never noticed that on Linux the "launch document" command
>>> behaves synchronously, while it's not synchronous on Mac or IIRC on
>>> Windows.
>>> This winds up being especially bad for RunRev:  you can't use the IDE
>>> after choosing Help->User Guide.
>>> I've filed a bug report for the IDE issue:
>>> <http://quality.runrev.com/show_bug.cgi?id=10649>
>> Richard, this is not happening here running LC 5.5.3 under openSUSE
>> 12.1, KDE. Neither launching the User Guide nor using "launch document"
>> to open some other file in an application interfere with the IDE - it's
>> not blocking.
> Also does not happen in Mint 9, Gnome or openSUSE 12.2, KDE, both
> running LC 5.5.2.

Thanks for checking that, Warren.  I've taken the liberty of adding your 
test results to the report.

It inspired me to see if somehow Ubuntu's Unity WM was altering the 
behavior, so I logged in with Gnome Shell and see the same thing.

Is anyone else seeing this?  I'm using Ubuntu 12.10.

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