nautilus keeps active window status when it shouldn't

Bug #879513 reported by Andrew Fenn on 2011-10-21
This bug affects 1 person
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nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Expected behaviour:
- Open gedit so that it is active on your workspace (my tests show no opened file is needed but gedit needs to already be open)
- In the folder window press enter to open a text document
- Wait for gedit to become the active window
- Press ctrl+f to search for text and perform over keyboard commands on gedit

Actual Behaviour:

Nautilus keeps the active window status even though gedit may be completely full screen. Any key commands pressed go to nautilus even though the window it hiding behind the now full screen application.

gedit is just the example, it could be any application not opened with the mouse. It seems that because no mouse input is received the new window whatever it may be never becomes the active window. This is wrong, the application that is launched by pressing the enter button should also become active not just for mouse clickers.

Andrew Fenn (andrewfenn) wrote :

This is in Ubuntu 11.10 AMD 64 by the way with the latest proposed updates enabled.

Haitao Li (lht) wrote :

I cann't reproduce this with 3.2.1-0ubuntu2 on Oneiric amd64 with Unity 4.24.0-0ubuntu2b1.

Are you running Unity? Which window manager are you using? I'm thinking this is more like a bug of a "window manager" instead of Nautilus.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Can't confirm it there either under unity-3d

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Andrew Fenn (andrewfenn) wrote :

Unity, 64 bit version in VMware Fusion on OSX 10.6

Andrew Fenn (andrewfenn) wrote :

I'm also having this problem ( ) in case the two are some how related.

Andrew Fenn (andrewfenn) wrote :

Ok, so I have been able to come up with a use case that always reproduces the bug for me. It seems I left out a critical piece of information.

You must already have gedit open with another file.

description: updated
Andrew Fenn (andrewfenn) wrote :

I have updated the bug description in the hope that others will be able to reproduce this bug.

description: updated
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

still can't confirm, could you take a screenshot showing the issue?

Ads20000 (ads20000) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. When you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running only once:
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and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for nautilus (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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