When opening window switcher, least interesting window is closest to mouse pointer

Reported by Anders Feder on 2011-10-17
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
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Unity
Undecided
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unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

When clicking the icon of the active application in the launcher, all open windows of the application are shown as miniatures. However, the active window of the application is always the window shown closest to the pointer. Since the user will almost always want to switch to another window than the active one when opening this switcher, he will almost always have to drag the pointer all the way across the miniature of the active window before getting to the desired window. This is redundant.

Instead, another window than the active one should be shown closest to the pointer, similar to how pressing Alt-Tab will always move focus to another window.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

the issue has already been reported somewhere though I cant find the duplicate :/

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-12-09
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

added ayatana-design as affects and set the status to incomplete as we wait for design

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

Unable to reproduce, could you attach screencast showing problem in action? For the screencast, try opening four terminal windows in the four corners of the screen, write something the bottom right terminal window, and then click on the Launcher icon to spread all the terminal windows.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Expired
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for unity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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