Skype window pops up in Cinnamon

Bug #951650 reported by Lukys Lukys on 2012-03-10
This bug affects 5 people
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Linux Mint

Bug Description

OS: Linux Mint 12 DE: Cinnamon 1.3.1
Every time someone sends me a message on Skype, the chat window pops up to the front and disrupts whatever I was doing. I would prefer it to signal that a message has been received, and wait for me to click on it, as is usual.

Lukys Lukys (luke-f-06) on 2012-03-10
description: updated
no longer affects: cinnamon-desktop
no longer affects:
Marcin Wilk (nicram) wrote :

Same problem here on Fedora 16 with Cinnamon 1.4

$ uname -a
Linux Spitfire 3.2.10-3.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Mar 15 19:39:46 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ cat /etc/system-release
Fedora release 16 (Verne)

Alex Zhang (alexzhangh) wrote :

same problem, linux mint

$uname -a

Linux alex-mint 3.0.0-19-generic-pae #33-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 19 20:59:10 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

same issue, ubuntu 12.04

m$ uname -a
Linux asante-xps 3.2.0-24-generic-pae #37-Ubuntu SMP Wed Apr 25 10:47:59 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Matthieu André (matth-andre) wrote :

Same issue and it's really annoying... -_-

Linux 3.2.0-25-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 23 20:30:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Akos Fabian (fabian-akos) wrote :

This workaround helped be to avoid popup windows:

cd /usr/share/cinnamon/js/ui

diff windowAttentionHandler.js.original windowAttentionHandler.js.modified
< if (!window || window.has_focus() || window.is_skip_taskbar())
> if (!window || window.has_focus() || window.is_skip_taskbar() || window.wm_class(skype))

Oskar Wallgren (oskar.wallgren) wrote :

So this is a known issue and the bug is tracked at the Cinnamon site at github.

Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Confirmed
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