Launcher - Spread should not affect the state of window

Bug #764673 reported by John Lea on 2011-04-18
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
John Lea
Compiz Core
Fix Released
Sam Spilsbury
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Performing a spread should not effect window state e.g. a window that is minimised before the spread should remain minimised after the spread (as long as the user has not clicked on that window).

Currently when a user performs a spread all window are returned to the restored state even if the user has not clicked on them! This is a bug

Desired resolution:

The spread should respect window state and not return all minimized windows to the restored state. The correct behaviour is:

1. A application has 1 window in a restored state and 2 windows in a minimized state
2. The user clicks on the app icon in the Launcher
3. All three windows are be displayed in a spread
4. The user clicks on one of the (currently minimised) windows in the spread
5. The window the user selected should shift to the restored state. The other minimized widow should remain minimized when the user exits the spread.

The spread must also be reversible, e.g. if the user clicks on the same app icon in the Launcher a second time the spread closes returning the user their original desktop state with no changes.

Related branches

John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-18
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: udo
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-05-04
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-05-04
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Jason Smith (jassmith)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Jason Smith (jassmith) on 2011-05-05
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → alpha1
Jason Smith (jassmith) on 2011-06-06
Changed in unity:
assignee: Jason Smith (jassmith) → Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury (smspillaz)
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-06-22
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.0.1 → 4.2.0
Jorge Castro (jorge) on 2011-07-01
tags: added: backlog
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-07-05
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.2.0 → 4.4.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-07-21
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.4.0 → 4.6.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-08-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.6.0 → 4.8.0
Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

The desired behavior as previously described is exactly as it currently works in A3, unity-4.6 and if the test is extended by switching the minimized/restored window(s) continues to work properly (window state is maintained when exiting the 'spread'

The only limitation is it can only be done with window group sets on 1 workspace but atm, (or forever), windows can only be pulled to the spread on 1 ws at a time anyway

The only non described difference is when all windows of that group are minimized, then they are all restored before being pulled to a spread so again the behavior after spread is correctly maintaining state (restored

Changed in compiz-core:
milestone: none →
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.8.0 → 4.16.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-15
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.16.0 → 4.18.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-26
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.18.0 → 4.20.0
Andrea Azzarone (azzar1) on 2011-09-27
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2011-09-29
Changed in unity:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-29
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 4.20.0-0ubuntu1

unity (4.20.0-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release + cherry-pick:
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PluginClassHandler<UnityWindow,
      CompWindow, 0>::get() (LP: #835259)
    - dash does not scroll down during keyboard navigation (LP: #852506)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in _XFreeEventCookies() (LP: #851472)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in g_object_unref() (LP: #847512)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in nux::WindowCompositor::MouseEventCycle()
      (LP: #831678)
    - compiz and X can disagree on the stacking order (LP: #845719)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in unity::dash::LensView::OnResultAdded()
      (LP: #855252)
    - CCSM crashes Unity (LP: #861643)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PrivateWindow::addWindowStackChanges()
      (LP: #862115)
    - Touch - When dragging a window with a 3 touch, dragging to the top
      should show the maximize gesture preview. (LP: #750316)
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in raise() (LP: #750386)
    - Launcher - Spread should not affect the state of window (LP: #764673)
    - [UIFe] Add system setting icon to Launcher (LP: #764744)
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in raise() [Merely unchecking the Unity
      plugin is enough to crash Compiz...] (LP: #823386)
    - Launcher - does not hide if revealed from top 24px of the left edge of
      the screen (LP: #835989)
    - Clickable areas of previously active window remains on 'Show Desktop'
      (LP: #836325)
    - Cannot search for some apps in Dash (LP: #837075)
    - Dash - Search box cursor not responding correctly to focus (LP: #839704)
    - Multi-display: Application menu only showing on primary screen
      (LP: #845212)
    - Ellipsized values in size filter (LP: #851359)
    - (oneiric) dash result expansions don't display icons (LP: #854615)
    - run the wrong command if enter is hit before the view is refreshed
      (LP: #856205)
    - Java application windows cut-off/truncated/not displayed properly
      (LP: #857201)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in sigc::signal_base::impl() (LP: #831769)
    - Minimizing a window should switch focus to the windows underneath it
      (breaks restore) (LP: #859885)
    - Ratings filter allows ratings > 1.0 (LP: #861255)
    - Serious Unity problem stuck in spread when dragging icons back to the
      dash (LP: #862045)
    - Must use hardware keyboard to perform search for applications in Unity
      (LP: #739812)
    - Files lens should also search Downloads (LP: #748915)
    - The dash crosses the monitor boundary when resolution is 1152x864 or
      lesser width (LP: #765338)
    - Dash - dragging a file outside of the Desktop Dash should close the Dash
      (LP: #764641)
    - Text in Dash search text box overflows and doesn't crop with longer
      strings; RtL input starts in wrong place (LP: #834765)
    - Where the average background colour is either very light or dark, adjust
      this value to darken/lighten in order to preserve readability
      (LP: #837993)
    - Dash does not resize when I connect to an external display and mirror
      displays (LP: #83813...


Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-09-30
tags: added: reviewedbydesigno
removed: udo
Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → Fix Released
milestone: →
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