Missing scroll arrows in "Add Gramplet" popup menus

I have no idea whether there is one [a patch], but when I want to add a Gramplet on Linux, in Cinnamon, I have no scroll arrows in the pop-up, so I can’t pick one from the bottom of the list if the list is longer than my screen height.
The arrows do appear in Windows 10.

21 Aug 2021 Bug report submitted 0012413 : Add gramplet pop-up does not show arrows for scrolling

That sounds like a good bug report if missing scrollbars for the Gramplet Bar Menu Add a gramplet can be reproduced in 5.1.4 version. I would expect that this code has been touched a few times since the 3.4.9 version you’ve been using though.

However, maybe it is time to revisit the decision to use a menu there? With the volume of add-ons, maybe a searchable (with info and Help access for each addon) selector (something akin to the Plugin Manager Advanced) would be more effective?

Re scroll arrows; This sounds like it might be the disappearing scrollbars that recent Gnome systems are using in their themes. If you move the cursor to near the right edge of the list ,does the scrollbar/arrows appear? Alternatively, I think you should be able to use the arrow keys to scroll through the list.

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I tried both, but they don’t appear when I move the cursor to the right place, and using the arrow keys doesn’t help either, because I don’t see any focused item.

They are visible in the older Linux that I run Gramps 3.4.9 on, for my daily use, and that has another theme, Mint-X instead of Mint-Y.

See also 0012413: Add gramplet pop-up does not show arrows for scrolling - Gramps - Bugtracker – Free Genealogy Software

Arrows appear on 5.2.0 beta 2 (on Fedora Gnome Wayland). Does it now work in Cinnamon?

Still for a multipage list of Gramplets, this is pretty fussy mousework. Maybe a Feature request would be in order for 5.3? Still have the submenu for a quick select. But make the “Add a gramplet” menus item selectable (and add an ellipsis to indicate it opens a dialog) to have a multi-column checkbox interface where you can add AND remove gramplets from the splitbar. Maybe even have a Bookmarking option to save/load sets of gramplets.


I have no idea what’s happening, but the list was smaller than I was used to, so I had to reduce my desktop size to see them, and they are there, in 5.2.

Hint: If you want to test this yourself, try adding Cinnamon to Fedora:

The list is filtered by compatibility (or perhaps being Complementary is more accurate) with the active Category. The Dashboard and Notes gramplet menus seem to be the shortest.

And perhaps you haven’t added the Isotammi set yet? Or the experimentals?

Good point. Where’s the project list?

During the beta cycle:

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