Gedit, blocked window at the corners with compiz grid plugin

Bug #1067812 reported by Jeremie Tamburini on 2012-10-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Sami Jaktholm
Sami Jaktholm
compiz (Ubuntu)
Sami Jaktholm
Timo Jyrinki

Bug Description


After gedit grid positioning not possible to drag the window.

[Test Case]

Position gedit window with eg. ctrl-alt-num_1. Try to drag it.

[Regression Potential]

Grid plugin behavior in general.


After that Gedit has been resized to one of the corners (shortcuts compiz grid plugin: Ctrl+Alt+Num_1/3/7/9) it's not possible to drag the window.
Workaround: it's possible to move/drag the window again resizing the window half screen (combination "Ctrl+Super+Left/Right Arrow").

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: compiz 1:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic i686

ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Wed Oct 17 18:54:18 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: quantal
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Fujitsu Limited. Device [10cf:150a]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120918.1)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-17-generic root=UUID=eef3c104-f551-413f-9a85-ae54fa3d8973 ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: compiz
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 12/03/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: FUJITSU // Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
dmi.bios.version: Version 1.17 FJNBB06
dmi.board.vendor: FUJITSU
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: FUJITSU
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnFUJITSU//PhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvrVersion1.17:bd12/03/2010:svnFUJITSU:pnLIFEBOOKA530:pvr:rvnFUJITSU:rnFJNBB06:rvr:cvnFUJITSU:ct10:cvr: LIFEBOOK A530
dmi.sys.vendor: FUJITSU
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.39-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 9.0-0ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 9.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.3-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.99.99~git20120913.8637f772-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.20.9-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.2-0ubuntu3

Related branches

Jeremie Tamburini (jeremie2) wrote :
Changed in compiz:
assignee: nobody → sampo555 (sampo555)
status: New → In Progress
milestone: none →
Changed in compiz:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:compiz at revision 3437, scheduled for release in Compiz
Fix committed into lp:compiz/0.9.8 at revision 3414, scheduled for release in Compiz

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → sampo555 (sampo555)
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package compiz - 1:0.9.9~daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1

compiz (1:0.9.9~daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  [ Michael Terry ]
  * debian/control:
    - Update Vcs-Bzr
  * debian/patches/100_expo_layout.patch:
    - Fix to apply
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 3451 (bootstrap)
    - Fix crash from writing to static memory (LP: #1065814)
    - Fix maximized windows changing workspaces (LP: #1071791)
    - Respect Zoom Factor setting (LP: #1066187)
    - Respect Show Window Title setting (LP: #1009999)
    - Restore text background transparency (LP: #1042132)
    - Restore screenshot selection rectangle transparency (LP: #1047788)
    - Restore top and bottom cube transparency (LP: #1048272)
    - Fix scaleaddon window highlighting being solid (LP #1068503)
    - Make resize hint overlay disappear when changing edges (LP: #839602)
    - Preserve grid IDs during drag (LP: #1067812, LP: #1048855)
    - Save current display before doing snap preview (LP: #1068173)
    - Ignore inactive keybindings (LP: #1053280)
    - Handle <primary> in keyboard shortcuts (LP: #936840)
    - Make sure showdesktop plugin is loaded after unityshell (LP: #1067534)
    - Fix grid build failure (LP: #1067577)
    - Fix Jenkins test failures (LP: #1058577)
    - Don't allow duplicate static symbols when linking (LP: #1067964)
    - Make external templates C++0x compatible (LP: #1067598)
    - Make sure to initialize class members (LP: #1033877)
    - Don't duplicate templates in plugins (LP: #1066793, LP: #1066803,
      LP: #1066804, LP: #1066805, LP: #1066799, LP: #1066796,
      LP: #1066795, LP: #1066798, LP: #1067218, LP: #1067219)
    - Don't needlessly set gsettings keys (LP: #1064791)
    - Remove unused code (LP: #1037142, LP: #1067234)
    - Fix syntax highlighting for trunk xml files (LP: #1066823)
    - Fix documentation for building with python2 (LP: #1070211)

  [ Stephen M. Webb ]
  * Windows open below panel and launcher, grid does not work at all,
    window animations missing, and general plugin chaos if built on
    raring (cmake >= 2.8.10) (LP: #1085581)

  [ Iven Hsu ]
  * KDE Appmenu doesn't work with compiz decorators (LP: #1082265)
  * compiz fails to build from source in KDE4-window-decorator
    with latest KDE 4.10 beta (LP: #1082152)
  * kde4-window-decorator crashes when starting up with oxygen theme
    (LP: #1050776)

  [ sampo555 ]
  * Grid: Window management - resize preview does not show when moving a
    window from the semi-maximised state to the maximised state in a
    single action (LP: #1071689)

  [ Timo Jyrinki ]
  * HTML5 video in Firefox continues to tear (LP: #1086337)

  [ MC Return ]
  * Workspacenames Plug-in: Wishlist: Default Appearance values not
    ideal (LP: #1075600)
  * Resizeinfo Plug-in: No possibility to change the color and
    transparency of the rounded background outline (LP: #1070297)
  * Resizeinfo Plug-in: Gradient color 2 and 3 settings are ignored and
    no background gradient is rendered (LP: #1070233)
  * Expo animations "Fade + Zoom" & "Vortex" result in a black screen
    (LP: #875311)
  * Workspacenames Plug-in: Wishlist: No default values...


Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
description: updated
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki)

Hello Jeremie, or anyone else affected,

Accepted compiz into quantal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

I can confirm that after the update, gedit can be moved after being placed in a corner with ctrl+alt+num1 (and that it didn't work before the update).

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Jeremie Tamburini (jeremie2) wrote :

Just upgraded compiz from quantal-proposed.
Gedit is now working propperly with compiz grid plugin.

Thanks, well done!

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz - 1:

compiz (1: quantal-proposed; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Enable Unredirect Fullscreen Windows by default. It seems to be
      stable enough with all the major graphics drivers now, as at Ubuntu
      12.10 (with updates). (LP: #1063690)
    - Grid: Reset the currently handled window in the GridWindow
      destructor only if the destroyed window was the handled one.
      (LP: #1048855) (LP: #1067812)
    - Grid: Set GridWindow->lastTarget to GridMaximize only if the
      window was fully maximized. (LP: #1071689)
  * Cherry-pick related fixes from upstream:
    - Fixed: unredirected fullscreen windows sliding offscreen were
      staying unredirected (always visible), because compiz thought
      they were fullscreen on a different monitor. Add extra smarts
      to tell the difference between fullscreen and offscreen.
      (LP: #1084401)
    - Add an option to specify which windows are allowed to be unredirected
      when they are fullscreen. Default: Allow unredirection on all window
      types except common video players: Totem, MPlayer, Vlc or Plugin-
      container (Flash or other nested browser windows). (LP: #1051802)
    - Add Firefox to the unredirect exceptions. (LP: #1086337)
 -- Timo Jyrinki <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:41:40 +0200

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in compiz:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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