panels come forward when any fullscreen application opens a new window

Bug #746697 reported by Adam Dingle on 2011-03-31
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Compiz
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Unity
Confirmed
Medium
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compiz (Ubuntu)
Low
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

On Natty, Oneiric and Precise (as of version 0.9.7.0~bzr2995-0ubuntu2), if any application in fullscreen mode opens a new window, then the Unity panel and launcher will come to the foreground on top of the fullscreen view. To see this, open gedit, choose View->Fullscreen, then press Ctrl+F for Find. As the Find dialog appears, the Unity panel and launcher will appear too.

I've also observed this behavior in Gimp and Shotwell. It probably occurs in other applications too.

This also happens when logged into the classic desktop: there, the gnome-panels come to the foreground. It does not, however, happen when running Metacity instead of Compiz in the classic desktop. So it apppears that the behavior is related to Compiz.

A screenshot of the bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/compiz-core/+bug/746697/+attachment/2747406/+files/bug.png

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Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Adam Dingle (adam-yorba) wrote :

Yes, this bug still occurs on Precise with all the latest updates. To see it, for example, open gedit, choose View->Fullscreen, then press Ctrl+H for Replace. When the Replace dialog appears, the Unity panel and launcher will appear too.

This bug also affects Shotwell; see http://redmine.yorba.org/issues/3441 .

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New

Ah, I see. On Oneiric, gedit's find dialogue has changed and is no longer a popup window, so that's why I couldn't get it to activate.

Yes, I see this issue now.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: natty precise

Here is a screenshot of the bug occuring.

description: updated
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in compiz:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in compiz-core:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in compiz:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
Changed in compiz-core:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
Eleni Maria Stea (hikiko) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. I see this behavior in wily as well. It's normal to see the panel and the dash when a non-fullscreen window receives the focus, therefore, I will change the bug status to Invalid for compiz. There's another problem though that you might experience: in some known cases the launcher appears when a fullscreen window has the focus. This is a known Unity problem and we plan to fix it.

Changed in compiz:
importance: Wishlist → Low
Changed in compiz-core:
importance: Wishlist → Low
Changed in compiz:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
no longer affects: compiz-core
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Eleni Maria Stea (hikiko) wrote :

Sorry, :s/dash/launcher in the comment above.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
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