Incorrect work with icons on the Unity launcher

Bug #1169870 reported by Simplehuman on 2013-04-17
This bug affects 22 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
bamf (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a bug with incorrect work with icons on the Unity launcher.

How to repeat:

1. Run any application that does not have an icon on the panel (in my case it is Calc) .
2. Move the new icon of opened application up, say, the fourth position.
3. Close the application.
4. Non-active icon should be remaining on the launcher, and still can be removed manually from it, but it is not normal behaviour.

Then what can happen - if you open and close a new files using, for ex. Nautilus, for few times (6-7 times) new windows will be attached to the icon, but then it begins to create a second, identical icon. (see screenshot #1)

And now buggy icon can't be removed, it can only be "attached" or I can run the application from there. To remove new icons I need to reboot PC or Unity.

You can repeat in cycles, that's the beauty of what I get: see screenshot #2 .

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: unity 7.0.0daily13.04.15-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 3.9.0-030900rc6-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
Date: Wed Apr 17 11:09:22 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-02-14 (61 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-02-14 (61 days ago)

Simplehuman (simplehuman) wrote :
Simplehuman (simplehuman) wrote :

Screenshot #2

description: updated
summary: - Incorrect work with icons on the Unity launcher
+ Incorrect work with icons on the Unity launcher Ubuntu 13.04

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
description: updated
description: updated
Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2013-07-18
affects: unity (Ubuntu) → bamf (Ubuntu)
Simplehuman (simplehuman) wrote :

it is still actual for 13.10 x64. Any attention to this bug?

summary: - Incorrect work with icons on the Unity launcher Ubuntu 13.04
+ Incorrect work with icons on the Unity launcher
description: updated
Haron Prime (haron) wrote :

Ubuntu 13.10 x86_64 (3.11.0-7-generic )

Alex_ander (ks-alexandr) wrote :

Ubuntu 13.10 x32 (3.11.0-7-generic)

description: updated
Simplehuman (simplehuman) wrote :

The problem is still actual in Ubuntu 14.10 x64

description: updated
description: updated
tags: added: trusty vivid wily xenial
removed: raring
Simplehuman (simplehuman) wrote :

Still actual for Xenial x64. Actualizing tags.

Changed in bamf (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: vivid
tags: added: yakkety
removed: wily
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