Gnome terminal is not included in alt-tab in Unity task switcher

Bug #846551 reported by James Clemence on 2011-09-10
This bug affects 10 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I open gnome-terminal and other applications, and then press alt-tab, the task switcher never lists the gnome-terminal applications. I have to minimise all other windows in order to interact with them. Clearly this is less than ideal!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-terminal 3.0.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.15-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.22.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Sep 10 18:29:15 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta i386 (20110901)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

James Clemence (jvc26) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Craig (craigtlandry) wrote :

I just ran the update manager and it did a partial upgrade (lots of package changes). After rebooting I tested this again and it is working fine.

Henrik Binggl (henrik-binggl) wrote :

Same for me. All updates are applied - problem still there.

uname: 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
gnome-terminal, 3.0.1-0ubuntu3

Roman Andriadi (narn) wrote :

And the same for me. Fresh oneiric installation. Fully updated.

David Pérez (sanete) wrote :

Not only happens with Terminal, but with other apps like:

- Krusader
- LibreOffice Writer instances
- .....

They disappear from the alt-tab and from the left column of icons.
The only way to reach them, is by minimizing other windows. It is painful when many windows are opened.

David Pérez (sanete) wrote :

It works ok most of the time, but I don't know how, its internal state gets corrupted, and not all running windows are accessible from the task bar and alt-tab switcher.
Maybe, it can get corrupted when the system is hibernated.

Running Unity 5.10 on Precise Beta 2, and I can no longer reproduce this.

Jordan Peacock (hewhocutsdown) wrote :

This occurs for me nearly all of the time. I'm running the x64 version of 12.04.

halfbeing (halfbeing) wrote :

As a kind of workaround, do alt-F2 and then "unity". All your windows will get dumped on the same workspace, but at least your alt-tab will be working properly again.

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