Alt + tab on minimized windows makes them unresponsive

Bug #1213460 reported by Wojciech Inglot on 2013-08-17
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Wojciech Inglot

Bug Description

Doing alt+tab when there are minimized windows restores all minimized windows but they do not response to any input. You need to click them on dock to make them usable again.

I'm using Gala from stable repo.

Steps to reproduce:
 1. Make sure to have at least 2 opened and minizmied windows;
 2. Do alt-tab to switch between windows;
 3. All previously minimized windows are restored but You cannot focus on them (looks like they are only painted as some kind of image);
 4. Clicking the unusable window's icon on dock makes it usable again

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Cameron Norman (cameronnemo) wrote :

I can reproduce this, but only when I alt tab without selecting the minimized window. If I select the minimized window, it unminimizes.

Changed in gala:
status: New → Confirmed
Wojciech Inglot (winglot) wrote :

I have played a little with Gala source code and come up with a solution. Patch is in an attachment. Hope this will help :)

Cameron Norman (cameronnemo) wrote :

Wojciech: You need to make a bzr branch with those changes, upload it to a launchpad repository, then request a merge into lp:gala in order o get the patch merged.

Wojciech Inglot (winglot) wrote :

Thanks for the information. I have created and uploaded branch to launchpad and requested for merge.

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-08-18
Changed in gala:
milestone: none → 0.3-beta1
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Wojciech Inglot (winglot)
importance: Undecided → Medium
samuelrafo (samuelrafo) wrote :

This happened to me after using an external monitor. The alt + tab only works properly if the windows are not minimized.

Changed in gala:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Oktay Acikalin (oktay-acikalin) wrote :

Is it possible to have this bug fix in Luna, too? I'm heavily using minimized windows and it really annoys me :). Thanks!

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