Alt-tabbing to an app with a modal dialog open doesn't move it up in the alt-tab order.

Bug #57028 reported by Adam Buchbinder on 2006-08-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
metacity (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

The Alt-tab order for apps reorders when you tab to a window. (Say the order is 1, 2, 3, with 1 being on top. If you alt-tab to window 3, then the order will be 3, 1, 2.) This does not happen when one of these windows has a modal dialog open.

To replicate:

1. Open gedit, and some other windows. (Nautilus windows will do, as long as there's more than one.)
2. Type some nonsense into the gedit window. Hit CTRL-Q to pop up the "Save the changes?" dialog.
3. Alt-tab to one or more of the other open windows. Then alt-tab back to gedit.
4. At this point, gedit should be at the top of the alt-tab list, but it is not. It cannot, as long as it has a modal dialog open, move up in the list, only down.

I am using metacity 1:2.14.3-0ubuntu2 on Ubuntu Dapper.

This may be related to 16755, but appears to be different in some ways: in that bug, the window could not be brought to the front at all; in this, the window is brought to the front; the issue is with the alt-tab list.

Changed in metacity:
importance: Untriaged → Low
Changed in metacity:
status: Unknown → Rejected
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for the bug and the upstream pointer

Changed in metacity:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in metacity:
status: Rejected → Confirmed
sam tygier (samtygier) wrote :

This and bug #16755 both link to the same upstream bug. it seems that they are different issues but being handeled together upstream.

Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in metacity:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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