QMenu opens first time off screen



  • Hello,
    I have a QMenu that is loaded from a model. It is used very much like the older Windows Start button. When I click my QPushButton the menu appears above it. This works perfectly. But when I go to the top of the menu and mouse over "Programs" which opens a sub-menu to the right. The new sub-menu opens but is positioned too low. The bottom of it goes over the task bar and a little bit off the screen. If I move my mouse and then hover over "Programs" again, the sub-menu positions itself correctly.

    I have searched long and wide and cannot find a resolution for this. Can someone please shed some light on this for me?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    What version of Qt are you using ? On which OS ?

    Can you provide a minimal compilable example that reproduces this ?



  • Hi,
    I'm on RHEL 6 and QT 4. I cannot really post the code as I would have to post my whole application. And I do not know what specific code controls the position of the menu. (thus my question).

    Thanks for the help.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    That's one of the reason of making a minimal example. You can put in it just the part that create the QMenu and test it there



  • I really just need to know if someone has had this same problem and what they did to fix it.
    Or, what the method/property is on the menu to check/set the starting position.


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