media player shortcut doesn't bring up media player

Bug #978793 reported by Mister X on 2012-04-11
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Precise
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Bug Description

Activating the media player keyboard shortcut (fn+media by default, but customizable) will bring the media player to the background if there are other windows open, which pretty much defeats the whole purpose of having the shortcut in the first place.

Expected behaviour: Bring the media player to the foreground.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.8.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-22.35-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-22-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
Date: Wed Apr 11 12:24:45 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120301)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Mister X (m8r-ch94xg) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

reassigning to compiz, that's the focus stealing prevention, I guess it doesn't like the fact that command is started by gnome-settings-daemon and probably doesn't have an user interaction timestamp associated with it

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → compiz (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-05-07
no longer affects: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu Precise)

Though this bug isn't exactly the same, the root cause is the same as bug 627195 - The issue is indeed compiz's focus-stealing prevention.

To help organize this will become a duplicate as the issue is logged already and when the above bug is fixed, so will this one.

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