Linux Desktop app — Start on login starts app as a blank window

Description

Found on Desktop app v4.5.1-rc3 on Linux (Ubuntu 18.04)

1 - Navigate to settings/preferences: Windows: File ➜ Settings (CTRL+,)
2 - Enable “Show icon in the notification area” (menu bar at the top on Linux)
3 - Restart the Desktop app to allow that setting to take effect
4 - Return to settings and select "Start app on login"
5 - Exit the Desktop app ➜ CTRL+Q
6 - Restart your machine

Expected: Desktop app starts but is minimized and when you click on it it opens and is usable
Observed: Opens in the foreground instead of being minimized, and the window is blank

Notes:

  • 4.5.0 starts minimized, and when you bring it to the foreground everything is loaded as expected

  • If “Show icon in the notification area” is not enabled then the app starts minimized as expected

  • You are able to bring life to the blank window if you do the following

    • Right-click the Mattermost icon and go to All Windows and click on the window shown (also blank)

    • Note: The Mattermost app doesn’t show as running at the top until you do the above step

    • Right-click again, select New Window and wait a few seconds (video attached)

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Guillermo Vayá

QA Assignee

Steve Mudie

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Steve Mudie

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