Second window of EOG does not has focus when opened from Nautilus

Bug #910063 reported by markba on 2011-12-30
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz
Low
Unassigned
Compiz Core
Low
Unassigned
compiz (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

The first time, an image is opened from Nautilus by EOG, focus is correctly changed to EOG. But when you return to Nautilus, and open a *second* image, focus stays with Nautilus. A user has to click into the window to move the focus to EOG.

This problem is especially cumbersome when EOG is opened maximized: a user can not see that the global menu which is unhidden when moving the mouse to the title bar, is *not* the menu of EOG (it is the menu of Nautilus...). When trying to close EOG, a user *actually* closes the former window (= Nautilus). Because the user see nothing changing (because a hidden window underneath is closed), he clicks another time and only then, the EOG window is closing. The user expects to come back to Nautilus, but he will not find it.

Here's a screencast: https://bugs.launchpad.net/compiz-core/+bug/910063/+attachment/2916251/+files/out.ogv

markba (mark-baaijens) on 2011-12-30
affects: gimp (Ubuntu) → unity (Ubuntu)
markba (mark-baaijens) wrote :

I've tested this with other files types, opened from Nautilus:
.txt -> gedit -> works OK
.xcf -> gimp -> works OK
.avi -> totem -> works OK
.mp3 -> totem -> works OK
.pdf -> evince -> works OK

As far as I can see, only eog has this focus problem.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

I don't have this issue. Can you ensure if this is fixed by the latest updates?

Also, which Ubuntu release are you using? Probably Natty had the issue.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
markba (mark-baaijens) wrote :

I've retested this problem, and it is slightly different than my original report. The first time, an image is opened from Nautilus by EOG, focus is correct. But when you return to Nautilus, and open a second image, focus stays with Nautilus.

Running a fresh installed 11.10 system with the latest updates (even proposed). Tested on another 11.10 system (without proposed), also fresh installed. They act exactly the same.

description: updated
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → New
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
summary: - Window of EOG does not has focus when opened from Nautilus
+ Second window of EOG does not has focus when opened from Nautilus
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-01-02
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low

Compiz bug, not unity. I also made a short screencast of this (which still affects 12.04 up to date).

affects: unity → compiz-core
affects: unity (Ubuntu) → compiz
affects: compiz-core → compiz (Ubuntu)
affects: compiz → compiz-core
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
description: updated
Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Christian Dywan (kalikiana) wrote :

I'm seeing this bug on Unity3D, Precise. Virtually any application is affected, not just EOG but also devhelp, gvim, Chromium, GNOME Terminal, you name it.
My work-around is General Options > Focus Behavior > Focus Sensibility: Off, which alleviates the problem.

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