12.04 - terminal apps become inaccesible when "snapped" to the bottom half of the screen one 2nd monitor

Bug #969233 reported by psypher on 2012-03-30
This bug affects 1 person
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compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The following problem occurs when performing these steps and conditions:

multi-monitor setup with primary screen on left with resolution of 1920x1080 and secondary screen on right with resolution of 1600x900:

open terminal app, either terminator or gnome-terminal using either screens launcher
"snap" window to bottom half of screen using ctrl-alt-2
at this point terminal app looks like it has foreground focus.
click on terminal app, immediately it looses foreground focus and you end up with having the terminal open but clicking on whatever is below it, whether it's the desktop or an application below it. you can't type or click anywhere on the app.

To gain access to the window as a workaround I can try move to another desktop and back again but causes some other strange issues. opening a new app and playing with different apps focus seems to eventually jog the terminal back into use.

I have attached a video of this, also note that when i do move to another desktop and back again the window appears on a different monitor. when i try grab that app with alt, left click and hold the app, it essentially disappears off the screen as there is an issue with where the relative location of the app is. I have logged a similar issue like this here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/937665 but so far no-one has attended to it.

Note due to the resolution size totem won't play the video but despite vlc complaining it does play it in the end

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: compiz 1:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64
.tmp.unity.scope.cities: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/tmp/unity-scope-cities'

ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,imgpng,snap,move,compiztoolbox,unitymtgrabhandles,vpswitch,gnomecompat,regex,resize,place,grid,mousepoll,session,animation,workarounds,wall,expo,fade,ezoom,scale,unityshell,scaleaddon]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Fri Mar 30 15:26:42 2012
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: virtualbox, 4.1.10, 3.2.0-17-generic, x86_64: installed
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20111129.1)
MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS L701X
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-17-generic root=UUID=4d02337e-4d2f-46d2-8ff7-6bfd4cd1fb0a ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: compiz
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 11/29/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A06
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A06
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A06
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA06:bd11/29/2010:svnDellInc.:pnXPSL701X:pvrA06:rvnDellInc.:rn:rvrA06:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA06:
dmi.product.name: XPS L701X
dmi.product.version: A06
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu35
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.32-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.2-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.2-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu8
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.7.0-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

psypher (psypher246) wrote :
psypher (psypher246) wrote :
psypher (psypher246) on 2012-03-30
tags: added: dual-head
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