Switching between Caja windows shows x-caja-desktop which doesn't do anything

Bug #1766751 reported by Gabriel on 2018-04-25
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
marco (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If you use the shortcut to switch between windows of an application when using caja, x-caja-desktop appears. Attempting to switch to it doesn't do anything.

Gabriel (gabrc52) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in marco (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Alexander Browne (elcste) wrote :

I am also seeing this when using Alt+~ with Caja. It does not show up with Alt+Tab. (Show Desktop Icons must be enabled in MATE Tweak, which is the default, but not my normal personal preference.)

This is on an up-to-date Bionic system, Caja 1.20.2-3ubuntu1

Alexander Browne (elcste) wrote :

I can also confirm with Metacity 1:3.28.0-1, so maybe it's a Caja issue, not a Marco one? Or just a flaw both share?

Victor Kareh (vkareh) wrote :

This selects the desktop itself (which is an instance of caja). The idea seems to be that you can switch between the applications and the desktop. Selecting the desktop allows you to then use the keyboard to move between desktop icons.

Not sure if this is a bug or whether this is the intended behavior, but I have seen people requesting the Desktop to have an entry in the window switcher. There was a recent change in Marco (about a month ago or so) where a lot of the window/app switcher keybindings were fixed (most weren't working correctly), so I wonder if this "feature" has been there all along, and that fixed finally exposed it.

Regardless, the fact that the entry is labeled as `x-caja-desktop` _is_ a bug.

Gabriel (gabrc52) wrote :

It only appears when using the shortcut labeled "Move between windows of an application, using a popup menu", and selecting it doesn't focus the desktop, it doesn't change the focused window.

Changed in marco (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-mate:
status: New → Invalid
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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