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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.

http://ow.ly/i/ZGNc/original

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... –  mapBaker 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
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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: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qt-at-spi/+bug/973332)

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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??? –  mapBaker 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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