Window management - Wrong window titlebar text for windows lacking desktop files

Reported by Jussi Pakkanen on 2012-04-23
8
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Medium
John Lea
BAMF
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
Compiz
Medium
Unassigned
Unity
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
compiz (Ubuntu)
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Marco Trevisan (Treviño)

Bug Description

Start the application "xev". Move mouse over the panel. The pop-up text claims that the application's name is "Hud" even though the Window title is "Event tester".

This seems to happen with apps that are not Gtk and Qt. If you open several different applications, the panel will group them under the same icon, even though they are totally different.

Unity-2D shows the app name properly, but launching more than one app groups them under the same icon.

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Desired solution:

When a application window cannot be matched to a desktop file, the window's title should be used in place of the application name (in the top left of the menu bar)

Tags: udp Edit Tag help
description: updated
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

I've seen similar instances when applications have been named "panel". Presumably the panel should show the title of the focused window if the desktop file doesn't provide a name (or should it? we need design input)

tags: added: needs-design
description: updated
Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Incomplete
summary: - Application name is shown as "Hud" rather than real name
+ Wrong panel text for windows lacking desktop files

I just tried this issue is happening in 12.04 for but not happening on 12.10 so this might have actually got fixed.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

if there is any other affected application, we might be able to make sure if the issue was specifically fixed in xev or is it fixed in general.

John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-08-16
description: updated
tags: added: udp
removed: needs-design
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
milestone: none → backlog
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-10-15
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - Wrong panel text for windows lacking desktop files
+ Window management - Wrong window titlebar text for windows lacking
+ desktop files
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
affects: unity-2d → compiz
Changed in compiz:
status: Invalid → Triaged
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in compiz:
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
Changed in bamf:
status: New → Fix Released
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Marco Trevisan (Treviño) (3v1n0)
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