In Fedora main display disappears when switching apps

Bug #908362 reported by Jonathan Corwin on 2011-12-24
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Jonathan Corwin

Bug Description

After the recent change to remove X11BypassWindowManagerHint, switching away from the OpenLP application now causes the MainDisplay window to disappear.

However going into the settings and changing the monitor to screen 1, saving and then back to Screen 2 works around this issue. Perhaps therefore we might be able to create the MainDisplay later in the program startup to prevent this problem?

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Tim Bentley (trb143) wrote :

There must be a path issue.
Initial setup does something different to rebuild following config change. What ever happens was in the two weeks prior to the 1.9.8 release.

Jonathan Corwin (j-corwin) wrote :

I've tried calling the same thing, but it didn't appear to make a difference. I also had a time when switching monitors workaround didn't work, but then a second attempt did work. Very odd.

Jonathan Corwin (j-corwin) wrote :

Another workaround for now, although I have no idea what the side effects might be is to:


prior to starting OpenLP from the commandline.

Changed in openlp:
assignee: nobody → Jonathan Corwin (j-corwin)
Jonathan Corwin (j-corwin) wrote :

To resolve this, a setting has now been added on the Advanced tab of the settings to set or unset the X11 bypass window manager flag. Linux users will need to set this to whichever setting works best for them.

Changed in openlp:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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