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Below is an image of 'the suspect dialogue' in Ubuntu that when you encounter it in QGIS you are most definitely going to crash the application.

You find this particular dialogue - which doesn't appear with every menu - when you use: - polygon centroids - raster extraction / projection - create new shapefile (from desktop when you browse to location of new file)

ubuntu 12.04 qgis 1.8

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is that the correct link? (saving a shapefile?) – Mapperz Oct 5 '12 at 1:51
Yes - the image is of the dialogue box itself... – DPSSpatial Oct 5 '12 at 14:37
I have a ubuntu vm (oracle virtualbox) I cannot recreate this with QGIS - try reinstalling QGIS – Mapperz Oct 5 '12 at 14:53
I have the same issue on Ubuntu 12.04. I've also had file dialog problems with Scribus so I suspect it's a Qt issue rather than QGIS. Did you manage to solve it? – rudivonstaden Nov 23 '12 at 10:29
@Mapperz can you recreate if qt-at-spi is installed? – rudivonstaden Nov 27 '12 at 13:50
up vote 2 down vote accepted

The solution for me was to remove the qt-at-spi package. It can be removed via the Software Centre (search for qt-at-spi, and click the 'Remove' button), or using the following command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get remove qt-at-spi

(Reference for solution:

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This will affect accessibility functionality, so if that is important to you, this solution is not recommended. – rudivonstaden Nov 27 '12 at 13:05
Thanks, Rudi! I found this solution on the Scribus forum - where they described the bug with QT... When will it be safe to reinstall QT??? – DPSSpatial Nov 28 '12 at 14:25
@mapBaker this does not actually remove qt, only the accessibility addins, which I think are related to screen reading and the like. Apologies for the long delayed reply! – rudivonstaden Mar 10 '13 at 19:55

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