Indicators do not raise application in other workspace

Reported by Jason Warner on 2011-09-14
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz
Medium
Sam Spilsbury
Compiz Core
Medium
Sam Spilsbury
Unity
Medium
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

When I am in workspace 1 and have banshee in workspace 4 (or any other workspace than my current workspace), clicking on 'Banshee' in the sound indicator wiggles banshee in the launcher but does not switch workspaces to banshee. I would expect it to switch me to the workspace with Banshee and raise Banshee to have focus.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

Don't think it's an unity fix only (should be some compiz and indicators?).

Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 4.16.0
tags: added: didrocks-oneiric-list
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-15
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.16.0 → 4.18.0
Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

We can't fix this this cycle as it requires some fundamental changes to the protocol applications use in focus stealing prevention.

Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.18.0 → 4.20.0
milestone: 4.20.0 → backlog
Changed in compiz:
assignee: nobody → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
John B (j200477) wrote :

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and have the same problem. If I click on a link in thunderbird, and firefox is open on a different desktop, it opens a new tab in firefox but does not switch the focus to the desktop firefox is in. Focus stays on thunderbird.

Related to this, is there any way to cause a new instance of firefox to open in the current desktop when a link in thunderbird is clicked, as opposed to a new tab opening in the firefox on a different desktop?

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