Show desktop command doesn't work

Bug #848104 reported by Guruprasad on 2011-09-12
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Show desktop command and shortcut don't work. When it is run the focus is shifted to desktop but active windows are not minimized. Active windows become unusable because the focus is on the desktop though the windows are in the foreground. Tested and reproduced the issue with awn show-desktop applet as well.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.14.2-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.17-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 280.13 Wed Jul 27 16:55:43 PDT 2011
 GCC version: gcc version 4.6.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.6.1-9ubuntu2)

ApportVersion: 1.22.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Mon Sep 12 23:00:44 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 nvidia-current, 280.13, 3.0.0-10-generic, i686: installed
 nvidia-current, 280.13, 3.0.0-11-generic, i686: installed
 nvidia-current, 280.13, 3.0.0-9-generic, i686: installed
 vboxhost, 4.1.2, 3.0.0-10-generic, i686: installed
 vboxhost, 4.1.2, 3.0.0-11-generic, i686: installed
 nVidia Corporation G86 [GeForce 8600M GS] [10de:0425] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cc]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta i386 (20110901)
 xorg:nvidia_173 - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 xorg:nvidia_current - NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
 kmod:nvidia_173 - NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
 pkg:sl-modem-daemon - Software modem (Proprietary, Enabled, In use)
 kmod:nvidia_current - nvidia_current (Proprietary, Disabled, Not in use)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebook PC
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-11-generic root=UUID=aa1b7290-849f-4033-ac4f-10167fa1f1df ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UnitySupportTest: Error: command ['/usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test', '-p', '-f'] failed with exit code -11:
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 Section "Device"
  Identifier "Default Device"
  Option "NoLogo" "True"
 EndSection 11/25/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: F.59 30CB
dmi.board.vendor: Quanta
dmi.board.version: 79.2E
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Quanta
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.59:bd11/25/2008:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPPaviliondv9700NotebookPC:pvrRev1:rvnQuanta:rn30CB:rvr79.2E:cvnQuanta:ct10:cvrN/A: HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebook PC
dmi.product.version: Rev 1
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu7
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1

Guruprasad (lgp171188) wrote :
Guruprasad (lgp171188) wrote :

"Show desktop command and shortcut don't work. When it is run the focus is shifted to desktop but active windows are not minimized."

How do I say that the desktop gets focus? Because the global menu shows the menus that are shown in the desktop. File, Edit, View, Go, Bookmarks, Help.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Guruprasad (lgp171188) wrote :

Related to and the issues with window focus

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-30
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
affects: unity → compiz
affects: unity (Ubuntu) → compiz (Ubuntu)
Dave Ahlswede (mightyquinn) wrote :

I didn't experience this in Natty or Oneiric, but I am experiencing it in Precise--With the "Show Desktop" Plugin, but not the "Fade to Desktop" plugin, the windows seem to do their flying off-screen, but then pop back to their previous locations.

The issue can *usually* be avoided in the Show Desktop plugin by clicking the desktop before hitting the keystroke, but not always.

I'm not using unity at all either, for what it's worth.

MC Return (mc-return) wrote :

This bug is most likely related to bug 1006434 and bug 1006429.

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