Opening minimized windows should open them on the current workspace

Bug #1008164 reported by Daniel Fore on 2012-06-03
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Pantheon Dock

Bug Description

Instead of opening on the workspace they were minimized on, opening a minimized window should open it on the current workspace (as per

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2012-06-03
Changed in gala:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
description: updated
Rico Tzschichholz (ricotz) wrote :

Gala can't do this. It is Plank which switches the workspace to focus (minimized) windows.

Thanks for the info, retargeting for Plank then and awaiting designer input.

affects: gala → plank

Oh wait, it's filed by Dan. We have designer input already :)

Robert Dyer (psybers) wrote :

I disagree. The dock shouldnt be migrating windows to new workspaces. Unminimizing should focus the workspace containing the window and then restore it.

Changed in plank:
status: Confirmed → Opinion
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

Yea after some more thought, I'm thinking that maybe we shouldn't be making so much fuss over a case (minimization) that we don't even really support in elementary's default config. I'm fine with the behavior Robert describes here.

I think I came up with a good way to do this in Gala: make the window sticky on minimizing it and restore stickiness to the original property on restoring it.

Changed in gala:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Robert Dyer (psybers) wrote :

@Sergey: I don't think that will work with Plank though. Plank will focus the window's *current* workspace, then restore it. So it still wouldn't migrate the window even in Gala.

Changed in pantheon-dock:
status: New → Triaged
Rico Tzschichholz (ricotz) wrote :

@Sergey: Making arbitrary windows sticky sounds pretty invasive and probably has quite some side-effects. So this is actually something which plank can take care of *IF* it is really wanted since it would mess up the work-flow for some people.
Also Dan already withdraw his wish.

Rico Tzschichholz (ricotz) wrote :

Alright taking this off the table then.

no longer affects: gala
Changed in pantheon-dock:
status: Triaged → Opinion
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