[Xmir] Alt+` switch between different apps not just windows

Bug #1625849 reported by Brandon Schaefer on 2016-09-20
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Alan Griffiths

Bug Description

To reproduce:
1) Open firefox and gnome-terminal in rootless Xmir
2) Press Alt+`

Nothing, there is not second firefox or gnome-terminal open

It switches between firefox/gnome-terminal

Also on the counter argument alt+tab does nothing. I understand the issue is an Xmir *app* is an Xmir *app*. So they are really windows of Xmir, though they are different apps. This can confusing for some.

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Alan Griffiths (alan-griffiths) wrote :

I think the only way to get this right is to wrap each X-app in its own Xmir.

Changed in miral:
status: New → Opinion
Alan Griffiths (alan-griffiths) wrote :

Actually, if Xmir were able to manage each application on its own connection that would work too.

But as long as all the windows belong to the same connection MirAL cannot group them correctly.

Alan Griffiths (alan-griffiths) wrote :

Here's a "how to" about wrapping each app in its own Xmir:


Changed in miral:
assignee: nobody → Alan Griffiths (alan-griffiths)
status: Opinion → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in miral:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in miral:
milestone: none → 0.3
Changed in miral:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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