Nautilus opens image viewer in foreground but viewer does not have focus

Bug #1268351 reported by Vaclav Petras on 2014-01-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Ubuntu 12.04 (with Unity), Nautilus 3.4.2 opens GNOME image viewer 3.4.2 in foreground when I (double)click on the image or open the image using selection and Enter (speaking about default PNG, JPG, ... file association). However, the viewer does not have focus. So, I have a window in foreground which at least partially hides the Nautilus window but when I press F11 to fullscreen, nothing happens and when I press Alt+F4, the Nautilus window is closed. So, I lose the currently opened folder or folders and I have to open the Nautilus window and navigate to them again.

This is not such a issue when you use mouse only but when you use keyboard shortcuts it is very annoying. Moreover, it is inconsistent because it actually happens only when one other image viewer window is already open.

How to reproduce:

* open Nautilus and navigate to the folder with images
* open one of the images
[now the image viewer is in the foreground and has focus/context]
* switch back to Nautilus
* open different (or the same) image
[now now the image viewer is in the foreground and does not have context]
* try F11
[nothing happens]
* try Alt+F4
[Nautilus window in the background is closed]

This might be in fact the problem of the GNOME image viewer and not Nautilus, from user point of view they are very connected.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-58.88-generic-pae 3.2.53
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-58-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Jan 12 12:51:57 2014
 org.gnome.nautilus.window-state geometry '658x715+707+24'
 org.gnome.nautilus.window-state maximized true
 org.gnome.nautilus.window-state sidebar-width 169
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-10 (611 days ago)

Vaclav Petras (wenzeslaus) wrote :
affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → compiz (Ubuntu)
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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