[regression] Alt-Tab for all viewports will not switch viewports when selecting a window on another viewport

Bug #1228352 reported by Christopher Townsend on 2013-09-20
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This bug affects 34 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz
High
Christopher Townsend
0.9.10
High
Christopher Townsend
compiz (Ubuntu)
High
Christopher Townsend

Bug Description

When enabling Alt-Tab for all viewports (instead of only Alt-Tabbing on the current one), if you select a window that is currently on a different viewport, that viewport will not be automatically switched to.

This also occurs when using the Launcher to select apps in a different viewport.

Related branches

Changed in compiz:
status: New → Triaged
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in compiz:
assignee: nobody → Christopher Townsend (townsend)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Christopher Townsend (townsend)
Changed in compiz:
importance: Medium → High
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
Changed in compiz:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:compiz/0.9.10 at revision None, scheduled for release in compiz, milestone 0.9.10.2

Changed in compiz:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
description: updated
Changed in compiz:
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
milestone: none → 0.9.11.0
summary: [regression] Alt-Tab for all viewports will not switch viewports when
- slelecting a window on another viewport
+ selecting a window on another viewport
PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:compiz at revision None, scheduled for release in compiz, milestone 0.9.11.0

Changed in compiz:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz - 1:0.9.10+13.10.20130927.1-0ubuntu1

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compiz (1:0.9.10+13.10.20130927.1-0ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low

  [ Chris Townsend ]
  * Fix regression when selecting apps on a different viewport than the
    current one will no longer automatically switch the viewport. (LP:
    #1228352)

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 3791
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:10:15 +0000

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
dmitry dolgopolov (strannik-dj) wrote :

Hm..I reproduce this bug in compiz 1:0.9.10+13.10.20131011-0ubuntu1

Christopher Townsend (townsend) wrote :

Hi dmitry,

How exactly did you reproduce this issue? Could you please provide exact steps?

Thanks!

Mao (wisedevman) wrote :

Hi,

the bug also occours on my installation (compiz 0.9.10.2 + ubuntu 13.10), after I played with Ubuntu Tweak, Unity Tweak, or after I run this command 'dconf reset -f /org/compiz/', I don't know. Now I could not restore the correct behavior.

Maybe this could help you ro resolve this very annoying issue, thank you.

Silvio Bierman (sbierman) wrote :

Hi,

I have the same issue with Ubuntu 14.10. Something went wrong and I lost my Unity launcher and panel. I tried to restore them using 'dconf reset -f /org/compiz/' (read that somewhere) but that did not help. It turned out my Unity plugin was simply set to inactive so activating it via CCSM brought Unity back on my desktop.

But now I have the same problem (the scale plugin is also affected since it will also not switch the active viewport) and I can not restore the correct behaviour. The launcher is my main viewport switcher but now I have to switch viewport manually which is a real pain.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Silvio Bierman (sbierman) wrote :

I found the cause of the problem: besides my Unity plugin the Desktop Wall plugin had been disabled as well. Enabling it via CCSM (and ignoring some complaints about conflicting plugin settings involving something like Flip up/down or so) resolved the issue.

Stephen M. Webb (bregma) on 2014-11-06
Changed in compiz:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

marking as closed (0.9.10 series is obsolete)

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