Launcher autohide mode - Application window location depends on whether the launcher is visible or not at setup

Bug #1088533 reported by Bowmore on 2012-12-10
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

When launching an application from the launcher (autohide mode) its window location will depend om whether the launcher itself is visible or not at the time of setup.

Test case:
1) configure launcher autohide mode
2) launch an application from the launcher
3) move its window (align it) to the screen's left side
4) close the window
5) launch the same application again from the launcher, and
6) keep the launcher visible during the application window setup

Result:
The application window is aligned to the launcher's top/righthand side, i.e where the window would have been setup using the never hide mode.

Expected result
The application window should be aligned to the screen's (icon workarea) top/lefthand side.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: unity 6.12.0daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.7.0-5.13-generic 3.7.0-rc8
Uname: Linux 3.7.0-5-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.7-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
Date: Mon Dec 10 17:01:24 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-10-21 (49 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Bowmore (bowmore) wrote :
Bowmore (bowmore) on 2012-12-10
tags: added: regression-proposed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bowmore (bowmore) wrote :

Downgrading unity/compiz to:
- unity 6.12.0-0ubuntu4
- compiz 1:0.9.8.4+bzr3412-0ubuntu1
makes the window positioning work properly again.

Thus,, this issue has been introduced in newer version of unity and/or compiz.

Current versions causing this issue are:
- unity 6.12.0daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1
- compiz 1:0.9.9~daily12.12.05-0ubuntu2

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The regression-proposed tag is for packages specifically from the -proposed repository of a release of Ubuntu, so I've changed the tag to regression-release.

tags: added: regression-release
removed: regression-proposed
Bowmore (bowmore) on 2012-12-13
description: updated
Bowmore (bowmore) wrote :

Changing affected package from unity to compiz.

- compiz (1:0.9.9~daily12.12.05-0ubuntu2) has this bug
- compiz (1:0.9.9~daily12.12.05-0ubuntu1) has this bug
- compiz (1:0.9.8.4+bzr3412-0ubuntu1) works as expected

Probably a side effect to avoid windows behind the launcher at setup.
The modes never and autohide must be considered.

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → compiz (Ubuntu)
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