Panel buttonshow desktop does not display windows again after activity

Bug #99595 reported by Jan on 2007-03-31
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
metacity (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Step 1: Having several windows open and pressing the show desktop button minimizes the windows. Sep 2: Pressing the button again displays the windows again. So far so good. But opening a window after the first step (double click a folder on the desktop for example), closing it so that no window is displayed anymore. Pressing the desktop button again (step 2) does NOT display the windows again, which were closed in step 1.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in recently. We were wondering if this is still and issue for you? Thanks in advance.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I've recreated this bug on Hardy Heron.

Changed in metacity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your report, that's known upstream you can track it here:

Changed in metacity:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in metacity:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Forest (fdenger-gmail) wrote :

I believe the fix for this bug broke standard functionality now. After his proposed (Step 1), you do activity and LEAVE the windows you just created opened, when you click the show desktop button again it should actually show the desktop, not restore all the previously hidden windows.

The show desktop shouldn't behave as a toggle for windows on or off, it should show the desktop first always, and then toggle back if no other activity has happened since then, but it shouldn't certaintly save a history of activity and then mess up the showing of the desktop in the future!

Changed in metacity:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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