[Qt-creator] Bug reporting question for an issue that affects QtCreator but appears to be a generic Qt problem

Ziller Eike Eike.Ziller at theqtcompany.com
Tue Nov 10 14:45:55 CET 2015

> On Nov 10, 2015, at 2:28 PM, Murphy, Sean <smurphy at walbro.com> wrote:
> Yesterday I created a bug report on an issue that was making QtCreator difficult to use on the Mac (https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTCREATORBUG-15320). After a little more digging I figured out that it was really reproducible in any Qt application. As of today the bug has been closed as invalid. Is that the normal procedure – to close bugs that were reported under QtCreator when it’s really a Qt bug?

The procedure depends on whether there is a feasible workaround on the Qt Creator side.
If there is a feasible workaround we often do a workaround, “fixing” it on the Qt Creator side, if it is a very annoying issue.
If that is not the case, the usual procedure is to either move the bug to a QTBUG, or to close the bug as “duplicate” of an already existing QTBUG.

Since we just integrate Qt Designer into Qt Creator, this looks very much like a Qt bug that we cannot work around from within Qt Creator.

Br, Eike

> It 100% affects QtCreator and makes QtCreator nearly unusable if you keep playing around with QPalette color choices when in designer mode on a Mac, eventually the color dialog will grow off the screen – and there’s no way for the user to resize it smaller if they notice it’s starting to grow. It’s like the minimum size for the QColorDialog keeps increasing each time, so the resize handle only lets you increase the height of the dialog, not decrease it.
> It also appears that the bug I reported is a duplicate of an already report Qt bug (https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-44620), which has existed since at least Qt 5.3.2 and still exists today in Qt 5.5.0, so I’m assuming I also can’t really report it again on the Qt side? And apparently I’m the only vote on it, so it seems like somehow it isn’t bothering other people, but it is certainly bothering me! I often use the QPalette system via designer to test out how a planned stylesheet is going to look in advance, but I can only change colors about 20 times or so, before I can no longer reach parts of the QColorDialog and the only solution at that point seems to be quitting QtCreator.
> Sean
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