metacity sometimes closes/maximizes/minimizes/moves the wrong window

Bug #446247 reported by Shane O'Connell on 2009-10-08
This bug affects 5 people
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metacity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: metacity

Sometimes when I attempt to close, maximizes, minimize or move a window, metacity will for some reason pick the wrong window to do the action on.

Some examples:
- A terminal is maximized in front of a maximized firefox window and when I close it it instead attempts to close firefox (tells me I am closing X tabs, am I sure? etc.)
- A terminal is opened maximized in my right monitor, I open a new terminal which appears in my left monitor, but when I try to maximize it (by double clicking the titlebar) the terminal in my right monitor is moved to my cursor as if I'd dragged it there
- A terminal is opened in my left monitor and another is fullscreen in my right, I click the titlebar and try to start moving the left terminal but the right screen terminal instead moves to my curser as if I'd attempted to move that one

It's not consistent, and sometimes these actions work properly, however I can generally always reproduce it if I spend a few minutes trying.

I'm using ubuntu karmic, using xserver-xorg-video-ati version 1:6.12.99+git20090825.fc74e119-0ubuntu3. I have two 1280x1024 monitors set up side by side using xrandr.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 8 08:57:44 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: metacity 1:2.28.0-0ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-12.41-generic
SourcePackage: metacity
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-12-generic i686

Shane O'Connell (shaneoc) wrote :
MichaelM (michael-the-drummer) wrote :

I've notices this on Karmic as well. Annoying as hell. I can't regularly replicate it yet, but the bug exists.

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