Compiz: not possible to alt-tab during a drag-and-drop operation

Bug #624810 reported by Gabe Gorelick
This bug affects 34 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
compiz (Ubuntu)
Sam Spilsbury

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

Spin off of bug #111939, which deals with the same issue in metacity.

Description from that bug report: "In some window managers (I believe KWin is one of them) the user is able to initiate a drag-and-drop operation, then press alt-tab to raise a window that will be the drop target, and only then release the mouse button so that the drag-and-drop is performed." But this is not possible in compiz.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: compiz 1:0.8.4-0ubuntu15
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,ccp,move,resize,place,decoration,imgjpeg,commands,svg,session,dbus,mousepoll,text,gnomecompat,regex,vpswitch,png,workarounds,wall,resizeinfo,snap,animation,expo,fade,scale,ezoom,scaleaddon,staticswitcher]
Date: Thu Aug 26 13:29:47 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100816.1)
MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS M1530
PackageArchitecture: all
PciDisplay: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G84 [GeForce 8600M GT] [10de:0407] (rev a1)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic root=UUID=cb5a3b28-e219-4970-a7f0-4667ec6cc154 ro quiet splash
 xserver-xorg 1:7.5+5ubuntu1
 libgl1-mesa-glx 7.7.1-1ubuntu3
 libdrm2 2.4.18-1ubuntu3
 xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.9.1-3ubuntu5
 xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.13.0-1ubuntu5
SourcePackage: compiz 07/14/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A09 0D501F
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA09:bd07/14/2008:svnDellInc.:pnXPSM1530:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0D501F:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr: XPS M1530
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
system: distro = Ubuntu, architecture = i686, kernel = 2.6.32-24-generic

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Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :
tags: added: compiz-0.8
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tolostoi (tolostoi) wrote :

I don't know is this the right place to whrite this, but drag-and-drop operation in Unity is too limited for me too. When I want to send file to skype, ussualy I drag the file from nautilus to skype window and drop there (in skype window). Now when drag file, the skype icon on the launcher is not active, so imposible to drop to skype window. More, when draging even the icon of Nautilus, which is active is not fuctional, because she offers choise of two, three ... etc opnened nautilus windows, but when I try to drop in to chosen window, the window is stil inactive.

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Gabe Gorelick (gabegorelick) wrote :

@tolostoi That's an issue to file against unity. This bug is specifically about alt-tabbing in compiz.

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dayf (dayf) wrote :

are there any workarounds, maybe disabling some compiz goodies or changing some keyboard bindings? cheers

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dayf (dayf) wrote :
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury (smspillaz)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
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David Barth (dbarth) wrote :

Only security issues are now being considered for this release of Compiz (0.8).

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Expired
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Shock (mmiron) wrote :

Still valid in 12.10.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
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