KWin focus changes not handled while input is grabbed

Bug #46036 reported by kko on 2006-05-22
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KDE Base
kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: amarok

Is this an AmaroK bug or KDE Windowing system bug?

With window focus setting set to "Focus Follows Mouse", AmaroK window does not gain focus when files are dragged and dropped to it (from Desktop or a file browser).

This can be annoying, if you e.g. press Del (to delete a song in AmaroK's playlist) after the d-n-d operation, only to find out that the Del -action is relayed to your Desktop or File Browser (e.g. Konqueror). The Del -action can then cause your files to be deleted or "moved to trash", with or without confirmation, according to your file removal settings.

After the d-n-d, when you further move mouse on the AmaroK window, it still doesn't get focus. Only when you move your mouse away from the AmaroK window and then back does the player gain focus.

Frode M. Døving (frode) on 2006-05-22
Changed in amarok:
assignee: nobody → kubuntu-team
kko (kko) wrote :

According to KDE BTS at the linked KDE report 127836, this is "a window manager issue, afaict". I would add a remote bug watch for the new report at KDE, 130063, but Launchpad's lauout has been changed again, and am unable to find that option.

Changed in kdebase:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Yuriy Kozlov (yuriy-kozlov) wrote :

With "Focus Follows Mouse" (but not with On Click) it would indeed make sense for the window to gain focus when dragged to.

Changed in kdebase:
importance: Medium → Low
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in kdebase:
status: Confirmed → Unconfirmed
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Still an issue with KDE 4.0.83.

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

KWin is in kdebase-workspace now, changing the assigned package to reflect this.

Changed in kdebase-workspace:
assignee: kubuntu-bugs → nobody
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - AmaroK does not gain focus when it is dragged and dropped to
+ KWin focus changes not handled while input is grabbed
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Hi there!

Thanks for reporting this bug! Your bug seems to be a problem with the KDE program itself, and not with our KDE packages. But don't worry! This issue is being tracked by the KDE developers at:
Once fixed in KDE, it will be included in Kubuntu once the KDE version the fix is in in reaches Kubuntu.


Changed in kdebase-workspace (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in kdebase:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in kdebase:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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