When clicking an item from the messaging menu, it doesn't changes virtual desktop

Bug #882277 reported by JoLiSh on 2011-10-26
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a virtual desktop assigned only for IM, and when I'm working on something else and someone sends me a message, the messaging menu turns blue.
I then click on the messaging menu and on the name of my contact, the window is selected, but I can't see it because it is in the other virtual desktop.

So I have to manually move to my IM virtual desktop or click on the Unity icon for that window to actually see the message.
The messaging menu should work the same as the Unity bar to bring focus to the IM window and move to the virtual desktop where it sits.

affects: unity → indicator-messages
Julien (julienmbpe) wrote :

Same problem in my use of Thunderbird : working on a desktop (with TB on an other one), I'm notified about a new message so I clic on the related item in the messaging-menu and... nothing, it doesn't send me to the associated desktop.

Changed in indicator-messages:
status: New → Confirmed
Lars Karlitski (larsu) wrote :

This probably has a similar cause as bug #811461.

JoLiSh (jolish) wrote :

I don't think this is a duplicate of the bug #1047809. That bug refers to windows not getting focus when they are in the same Virtual Desktop.
In my case they do pop up and get focus when in the same desktop.

But if the window is in some other desktop, clicking on the envelope doesn't bring my window in or move my desktop to the correct one.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Agreed, this seems more of a Compiz bug. When something focuses a window that isn't on the current virtual desktop, that desktop should be switched to.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: thunderbird → compiz (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: indicator-messages
JoLiSh (jolish) wrote :

I don't really know if it's a compiz or indicator-messages plugin.

But I wonder how the Unity Launcher correctly changes desktops when you focus something if the bug is in compiz?

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