"Toggle whether a window is on all workspaces" shortcut no longer works

Bug #723056 reported by Matt Zimmerman on 2011-02-22
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz
Undecided
Unassigned
Compiz Core
Undecided
Unassigned
compiz (Ubuntu)
Low
Sam Spilsbury

Bug Description

When compiz is enabled, any keyboard binding to toggle windows to appear on all workspaces does not work. I tried clearing and restoring the shortcut in gnome-keybinding-properties, but that didn't change anything.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:2.32.1-0ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-4.31-generic 2.6.38-rc5
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-4-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Feb 22 10:08:29 2011
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :
Matt Zimmerman (mdz) on 2011-02-22
tags: added: regression-release
Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

hum, I'm quite puzzled about it, in addition to that the keybindings should be imported by subsequent run. Sam, do you have any idea?
Matt, can you gconftool-2 -R /apps/compiz-1 please?

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-02-22
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury (smspillaz)
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Sam Spilsbury (smspillaz) wrote :

Hey Matt,

Like didier said, the keybindings should be imported on every run - what happens if you change the binding to something else in ccsm? Perhaps F2 is being grabbed by something else?

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 12:57:28PM -0000, Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury wrote:
> Hey Matt,
>
> Like didier said, the keybindings should be imported on every run - what
> happens if you change the binding to something else in ccsm? Perhaps F2
> is being grabbed by something else?

I looked in ccsm, and the only thing which looks relevant is that the "Extra
WM Actions" plugin shows the key binding (but that plugin is disabled).

I tried toggling it on, and compiz crashed, and the key binding still
doesn't work. I've also lost the ability to switch workspaces, even after
turning the plugin back off.

--
 - mdz

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 02:47:42PM +0000, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 12:57:28PM -0000, Sam "SmSpillaz" Spilsbury wrote:
> > Hey Matt,
> >
> > Like didier said, the keybindings should be imported on every run - what
> > happens if you change the binding to something else in ccsm? Perhaps F2
> > is being grabbed by something else?
>
> I looked in ccsm, and the only thing which looks relevant is that the "Extra
> WM Actions" plugin shows the key binding (but that plugin is disabled).
>
> I tried toggling it on, and compiz crashed

This is bug 740236

> I've also lost the ability to switch workspaces, even after turning the
> plugin back off.

After restarting compiz again, this much is working again.

> , and the key binding still doesn't work.

This is still broken. Can you give me a more specific idea of what
information you're looking for in ccsm? It's not at all obvious.

--
 - mdz

Hi, Matt. Does this still affect you in Oneiric (11.10)?

Also, how do you get to the shortcut? I can't seem to find where the keybind is for having a window on all workspaces.

Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

It's under Keyboard→ Shortcuts→ Windows→ "Toggle window on all workspaces or
one"

I switched back to metacity, and it seems to work there, but I don't think
it works with compiz.

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:38:38PM -0000, Chauncellor wrote:
> Hi, Matt. Does this still affect you in Oneiric (11.10)?
>
> Also, how do you get to the shortcut? I can't seem to find where the
> keybind is for having a window on all workspaces.
>
> ** Also affects: compiz-core
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
> ** Changed in: compiz-core
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> ** Changed in: compiz (Ubuntu)
> Status: Confirmed => Incomplete
>
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 - mdz

@Matt, so does this mean that it still affects you on Oneiric?

Also, this shortcut is not to be found on my 11.10 install.

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

Yes, it does. I have two 11.10 systems, both running metacity. On one, the shortcut works, and on the other, it doesn't.

You don't see the same shortcut in gnome-control-center?

No, sir. See the attached screenshot. The only items not shown (that need to be scrolled down for) are to maximize a window horizontally/vertically.

Could you tell me the default combination value? Is there a default value?

JB5 (sir-bunt) wrote :

Still a problem in Precise (12.04 B1).

Tried ctrl+alt+a ; ctrl+shift+alt+a; plus some other more random combinations, feature doesn't appear to activate whatever combination I have tried.

Option _is_ available in my keyboard > shortcuts > windows -- settings - see attached.

See [url=https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/meta-gnome2/+bug/581879/comments/3]comment[/url] for useful workaround in mean time.

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

@chauncellor it appears there for me (now upgraded to Precise). It's right below "resize window" and above "raise window if covered"

description: updated
Changed in compiz-core:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
importance: Medium → Low
Changed in compiz:
status: New → Confirmed
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