cannot click desktop icons when 'delete confirmation dialog' was covered by starting application

Bug #1736374 reported by Fi Stach on 2017-12-05
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Bug Description

Issue:
Desktop is not responding to any clicks, I cannot click any icon with either left or right mouse button.
Furthermore I cannot log out using the upper menu, after clicking 'logout' nothing happens.
If I lock the screen and unlock, the issue still persists.
Toolbars work, so I can reboot the system, use the ubuntu launcher and the icons on the toolbar.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Click an icon to start any long-starting application (in my case it was vscode).
2. Click on an item on the desktop, press SHIFT+DEL. The confirmation dialog appears 'are you sure you want to delete...?'
3. The long-starting application pops up, covering the whole screen.
4. Minimize the application window.

Afterwards the confirmation dialog is not reachable, it's not visible any more, and desktop is unresponsive.

Expected:
The confirmation dialog should be visible when I minimize the application.

My system:
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release: 16.04

System is up-to-date.

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