Moving a "always on visible workspace" window to other workspace makes it inaccessible

Bug #290079 reported by Andrew on 2008-10-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Low
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compiz-fusion-plugins-main (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04

compiz:
  Installed: 1:0.7.4-0ubuntu7
  Candidate: 1:0.7.4-0ubuntu7
  Version table:
 *** 1:0.7.4-0ubuntu7 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:0.7.4-0ubuntu6 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Packages
     1:0.6.2+git20071119-0ubuntu1~gutsy1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-backports/main Packages

If Compiz (Extra or Normal Visual Effects) is on and you set an application to be visible on every workspace by right clicking on the application in the bottom panel and clicking "Always on Visible Workspace", it is possible to lose the app's window by dragging it to another workspace. If you try to switch to that workspace, the window moves to the workspace adjacent to it. Ctrl + Alt + Tab won't even help.

This may be a Gnome issue with workspaces, rather than a problem with the way Compiz allows you to drag windows to adjacent workspaces.

Andrew (arosborough) on 2008-10-28
description: updated
Bartek (tschew) wrote :

This bug is still present in Jaunty.

Bartek (tschew) wrote :

This is probably related, but I will file another report in any case.

actual behaviour:

1) place a window on workspace 1
2) switch to another workspace (for instance N)
3) use the task manager to set "always on visible workspace" for the window in step 1
4) window will now trail the current workspace (N-1) workspaces to the left

expected behaviour:

1) place a window on workspace 1
2) switch to another workspace
3) use the task manager to set "always on visible workspace" for the window in step 1
4) window appears on current workspace in the position it has on workspace 1 (as with metacity)

-Bartek

Bartek (tschew) on 2009-05-19
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Lose window in adjacent workspace with "Always on Visible Workspace" and
- Compiz Visual Effects
+ Moving a "always on visible workspace" window to other workspace makes
+ it inaccessible
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz-fusion-plugins-main - 0.8.4-0ubuntu1

---------------
compiz-fusion-plugins-main (0.8.4-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * new upstream release:
    - compiz.real crashed with SIGSEGV in fxDodgeAnimStep() (LP: #145821)
    - moving a "always on visible workspace" window to other workspace makes
      it inaccessible (LP: #290079)
  * debian/patches/02_fix_edges.patch:
    - refreshed
  * debian/watch:
    - add watch file

 -- Travis Watkins <email address hidden> Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:06:23 -0500

Changed in compiz-fusion-plugins-main (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz - 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu1

---------------
compiz (1:0.8.4-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * new upstream release: (LP: #451773)
    - cannot resize window taller than screen (LP: #221698)
    - moving a "always on visible workspace" window to another workspace
      makes it inaccessible (LP: #290079)
    - enabling "always on visible workspace" for window on another
      workspace does not bring to current workspace (LP: #372626)
    - screenshot plugin gets confused by screenshot02.png.sig file (LP: #382969)
    - window moves when closed (LP: #444836)
    - translation updates
  * debian/compiz-gnome.install:
    - don't install the gconf plugin at all, it just causes problems with
      the ccp plugin (LP: #439287)
  * debian/watch:
    - updated for new release website

 -- Travis Watkins <email address hidden> Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:55:25 -0500

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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