Windows can end up stacked at the very top of the stack if no other windows and nautilus on the desktop are not open

Bug #936675 reported by Sam Spilsbury on 2012-02-20
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz Core
High
Sam Spilsbury
compiz (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

There's a corner case where if nautilus hasn't been started, or if the nautilus window is unmapped for whatever reason, then compiz will be unable to find a window to stack the next newly created window /above/ when it is mapped. When this happens, PrivateWindow::findSiblingBelow returns NULL and CompWindow::updateAttributes silently fails and leaves the newly created window at the top of the stack.

In this case, it only makes sense to place the window at the bottom of the stack.

Steps to reproduce:

 1) Start a clean session
 2) Kill nautilus enough times that it isn't there on the desktop, or relocate the nautilus binary
 3) Start unity
 4) Open any application - it will be above the panels and launcher

Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz)
milestone: none → 0.9.7.0
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Merged into lp:compiz-core at revision 3011

Changed in compiz-core:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in compiz-core:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz - 1:0.9.7.0+bzr3035-0ubuntu1

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compiz (1:0.9.7.0+bzr3035-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  [ Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak ]
  * New upstream snapshot:
    - Fix gtk-window-decorator crash upon demaximizing a window (LP: #930071)
    - Fix core keybindings (LP: #930412)
    - Fixes compiz crash with SIGSEGV on shutdown (LP: #931283)
    - Plugins can't tell the difference between a key-tap and modifier
      key-release (LP: #925293)
    - compiz-core r3001 (and 3002) ftbfs (LP: #933226)
    - Semi-maximized windows have no shadow or frame (LP: #924736)
    - Untranslated strings in gtk-window-decorator (LP: #780505)
    - Initialize the _NET_WM_STATE_FOCUSED (LP: #932087)
    - [regression] Customized shortcuts don't work (LP: #931927)
    - Window stacking problem (LP: #936675)
    - Quickly demaximized windows can receive maximized window decorations if
      they were initially maximized (LP: #936778)
    - Maximized windows do not get shadows at all (LP: #936774)
    - [regression] Launcher, top panel and keyboard un-responsive after using
      any Super-x shortcut (LP: #934058)
    - No draggable border if mutter isn't installed (LP: #936781)
    - Fix compiz crash with SIGSEGV in XDefineCursor() (LP: #936487)
    - Fixes memory leak at DecorWindow::updateSwitcher() (LP: #940115)
    - Unresolved symbols in plugins cause compiz to exit (LP: #938478)
    - Fix compiz spending about 51% of its CPU time in CompRegion
      construction/destruction (LP: #940139)
    - Fix Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised value(s) in
      decor_match_pixmap (LP: #940066)
    - Fix 'show desktop' behaviour (LP: #871801)
    - Tweak algorithm used to cast shadows on maximized windows (LP: #936784)
    - "Svg" and "Png" should be "SVG and "PNG" (LP: #942890)
    - Fix invalid memory usage after free() in DecorWindow (LP: #943116)
    - Fix alt + F10 (LP: #943223)
  * Removed cherry-picked patches
  * debian/patches/fix_944631.patch:
    - Always replay the keyboard if something was grabbed and didn't trigger
      an action and don't trigger actions which aren't added accidentally
      (LP: #943612) (LP: #944631)
  * debian/patches/fix_923683.patch:
    - Backports a patch which prevents the shift race condition

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * debian/patches/fix_alt_pressing.patch:
    - Patch from ddv to fix all the regressions with the alt key fix and other
      (LP: #943851, #945373)
    - Fix Quicklist are not showing if right-clicking a launcher icon in Expo
      mode if triggered by Super + S (LP: #944979)
  * debian/patches/fix_806255.patch:
    - Unity/compiz intercepts keystrokes from grabbed windows (LP: #806255)
  * debian/patches/fix_943194.patch:
    - second part for the alt key fix (LP: #943194)
  * debian/patches/additional_alt_tapping_fix.patch:
    - again another alt tapping related fix for some regressions from the
      previous branch. Taken from "tapping-panacea" upstream branch.
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:22:10 +0100

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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