gnome-terminal switches workspace

Bug #915221 reported by Jeff Abrahamson on 2012-01-12
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gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Repro with unity and workspace-switcher:

Open a gnome-terminal session in workspace (viewport?) 1. Switch to another workspace using the workspace switcher in the launch / dock tool on the left. In that new workspace, click the gnome-terminal launcher in the launch / dock tool.

I expect a new terminal window to open.

Instead, I am brought back to workspace 1.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-terminal 3.0.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-14.23-generic 3.0.9
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-14-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Jan 12 10:18:42 2012
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2012-01-09 (2 days ago)

Jeff Abrahamson (jeff-purple) wrote :
Jeff Abrahamson (jeff-purple) wrote :

Indeed, the same bug affects chromium-browser. It's a bit of a bother, I end up abandoning the launcher for many apps because it will bring me back to the workspace where the app has another window.

The workaround is to launch a terminal where I already have one, via "(sleep 2; gnome-terminal)", then switch workspace, then use the terminal to launch further apps, e.g., "chromium-browser --new-window". Not hard, but does a bit undercut the usefulness of the launcher is all.

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