Non-maximized windows sitting on the border of a workspace move when switching workspaces

Bug #1201714 reported by zzarko on 2013-07-16
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

As suggested in bug #755842, I'm filling a new bug repport. I have installed the latest update to compiz-plugins-man (1:0.9.7.0~bzr19-0ubuntu10.1), but for me the problem remains: when clicking on a launcher icon of some programs that are not in the current workspace, they get moved so that part of them is on a current workspace. It works like this every time for certain programs.

My test case is this:

1. Firefox on workspace 1, Double commander nad K3B on workspace 2 (K3B is positioned in lower right corner, but it is a few pixels away from both edges), Synaptic on workspace 3 (also, its edge is a few pixels away from border), as presented in Positions1.jpg
2. Move to workspace 1, click on K3B icon -> K3B gets moved like on Positions2.jpg
3. Move to workspace 1, click on Synaptic icon -> Synaptic gets moved like on Positions3.jpg

Same thing happens with LibreOffice applications. Strangely, with Double commander I have never experienced this.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: compiz-plugins-main 1:0.9.7.0~bzr19-0ubuntu10.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-49.75-generic 3.2.46
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-49-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.3
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jul 16 10:19:37 2013
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: compiz-plugins-main
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

zzarko (zzarko-gmail) wrote :
zzarko (zzarko-gmail) wrote :
zzarko (zzarko-gmail) wrote :

I forgot to mention that between steps 2 and 3 I moved K3B back where it was.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

I'm now experiencing this since unity got updated in precise a few weeks ago. (unity was updated in precise recently, wasn't it?)

On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 09:45:21AM -0000, Rolf Leggewie wrote:
> I'm now experiencing this since unity got updated in precise a few weeks
> ago. (unity was updated in precise recently, wasn't it?)

unity was updated on 2014-01-06 which is more than a few weeks ago.

--
Brian Murray
Ubuntu Bug Master

depends on your feeling for time, I guess ;-) But the changes I noticed (very noticeable changes in unity behaviour) were around January. I might have been a little late to get them since my connectivity at the beginning of the month was not so great.

Changed in compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Chris Latham (latham) wrote :

The bug is still present un Trusty 14.04: windows with their borders close to the edge of the screen tend to make an uncommanded partial invasion of neighbouring workspaces after switching to a different workspace. When returning to the original workspace, the window is no longer in the position where it was placed. If the window is subsequently returned to its proper location, the same shift occurs on the next workspace switch.

planet (planet1) on 2016-01-06
summary: - Non-maximized windows which sit on the border of a workspace move when
- called
+ Non-maximized windows sitting on the border of a workspace move when
+ switching workspaces
planet (planet1) on 2016-01-06
no longer affects: hundredpapercuts
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.
Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) reached end-of-life on April 28, 2017.

See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

We appreciate that this bug may be old and you might not be interested in discussing it any more. But if you are then please upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version and re-test. If you then find the bug is still present in the newer Ubuntu version, please add a comment here telling us which new version it is in and change the bug status to Confirmed.

Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Also...

Ubuntu 14.04 reached end of standard support in April 2019:

  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

If you would like to continue with free support then please update to a
newer release and tell us if the problem still occurs.

If you would like to continue with Ubuntu 14.04 then there is still a
paid support option:

  https://www.ubuntu.com/esm

Changed in compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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