Just repetitively touching a menu e.g. the power button on the wingpanel and touching somewhere else on the screen causes translation of the wingpanel. I can reset the position by running killall wingpanel, but I think this is a bug. I'd be interested to know how to fix it.

Reproduction of the error.

UPDATE: This was fixed in https://github.com/elementary/wingpanel/pull/227.

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I too have this issue on all the touch screen terminals I have running with Juno. I don't know how to fix it, but I did setup a keyboard shortcut to "pkill wingpanel" so staff can reset it if the problem occurs.

  • That's a nice way to make it a little more convenient to get around this bug. Thanks for mentioning it.
    – Jesse
    Commented Jun 3, 2019 at 17:22

Report this as a bug on the git for Elementary OS. https://github.com/elementary It is probably because of Gtk-3.0 or Vala language which they use to write the code for the wingpanel or something else, maybe even of the firmware for touch screen. Hard to say.


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