In overview, windows from all workspaces are shown for the second display

Bug #1743736 reported by Mitar on 2018-01-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have disabled workspaces on primary display only, and I have enabled workspaces to span displays, in tweak tool.

Now things mostly work how I expect. Windows are isolated to the workspace they are and I can move them between displays (monitors). The issue is if I go into an overview mode. Then, for the primary display, I see only windows from my current workspace. But for the secondary display, I see windows from all workspaces being shown in the overview mode.

I would expect that only the windows from the current workspace are shown also on the secondary display in the overview mode.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: gnome-shell 3.26.2-0ubuntu0.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-25.29-generic 4.13.13
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-25-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed Jan 17 02:19:13 2018
DisplayManager: gdm3
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-11-20 (57 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Release amd64 (20171018)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Mitar (mitar) wrote :
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. I've not seen this problem reported before so please look at the upstream bug list to see if you can find it there:

If not then please also report the bug there and let us know the link to that new bug.

tags: added: multimonitor
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Mitar (mitar) wrote :

It seems this one is reporting the issue:

There are few patches, but it does not like fixed.

So I do not care so much about switcher than the behavior described:

Observed behavior: Actvities overview (got by pressing the logo key), however, handles the two monitors differently: for the primary monitor, it exposes only windows on the current workspace, but for the external monitor, it always shows all windows on all workspaces.

Expected behavior: when /desktop/gnome/shell/windows/workspaces_only_on_primary is false, both monitors should behave the same, and both should show only windows on the current workspace.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Confirmed
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