Gedit doesn't Gain Focus Upon Opening a File in Nautilus

Bug #1723403 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2017-10-13
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

If you already have one tab open in gedit, and then minimize gedit, if you double click on another file in nautilus, gedit should regain focus, but it does not.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: gedit 3.22.1-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-15.16-generic 4.13.4
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Fri Oct 13 06:26:01 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-10-13 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Beta amd64 (20171012)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gedit
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, that's a known gtk/wayland issue, see

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
affects: gedit (Ubuntu) → gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gtk:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gtk:
status: Confirmed → Expired
Ads20000 (ads20000) wrote :
Changed in gtk:
importance: Medium → Undecided
status: Expired → New
Martin Měřinský (mermar) wrote :

Still present in 18.04.

tags: added: bionic
Ales Kvapil (aleskva) wrote :

It happens also on Xorg to me

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