Launcher missing when switched to Desktop from a full screen video (on Ubuntu)

Bug #1593553 reported by Vishwa Prakash H V on 2016-06-17
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I switch to Desktop using 'Alt' + 'tab' while watching a full-screen video (Any player / Youtube) My Launcher and the top panel vanishes. Even Right-click won't work.

I have made a screen-cast video. To get the complete picture of this problem, please watch this video :

The same has been asked on with more screenshots of the issue : .

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: unity 7.4.0+16.04.20160526.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-24.43-generic 4.4.10
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
.proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0000.09.00.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0000:09:00.0'
.proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 367.27 Thu Jun 9 18:53:27 PDT 2016
 GCC version: gcc version 5.3.1 20160413 (Ubuntu 5.3.1-14ubuntu2.1)

ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Jun 17 10:05:36 2016
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: xenial
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 bbswitch, 0.8, 4.4.0-24-generic, x86_64: installed
 nvidia-367, 367.27, 4.4.0-24-generic, x86_64: installed
 vboxhost, 5.0.22, 4.4.0-24-generic, x86_64: installed
 Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 0b) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [103c:2212]
   Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] [103c:2212]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-05-30 (17 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard Compaq 15 Notebook PC
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-24-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=2cd866c3-2aaf-45d6-b921-398baee76fec ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 05/26/2015
dmi.bios.vendor: Insyde
dmi.bios.version: F.39
dmi.board.asset.tag: Type2 - Board Asset Tag 2212
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: 86.52
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Chassis Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnInsyde:bvrF.39:bd05/26/2015:svnHewlett-Packard:pnCompaq15NotebookPC:pvr0990110000000000000600087:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn2212:rvr86.52:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvrChassisVersion: Compaq 15 Notebook PC
dmi.product.version: 0990110000000000000600087
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
 (unity-panel-service:13283): Indicator-Appmenu-CRITICAL **: window_menu_model_new: assertion 'BAMF_IS_APPLICATION(app)' failed

 (unity-panel-service:13283): Indicator-Appmenu-CRITICAL **: track_menus: assertion 'IS_WINDOW_MENU(menus)' failed
upstart.unity7.log: ERROR 2016-06-17 10:03:24 unityte <unknown>:0 g_value_set_object: assertion 'g_value_type_compatible (G_OBJECT_TYPE (v_object), G_VALUE_TYPE (value))' failed
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.67-1ubuntu0.16.04.1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 11.2.0-1ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 11.2.0-1ubuntu2
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers-* N/A
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.2
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.10.1-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.7.0-1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.917+git20160325-1ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.12-1build2
xserver.bootTime: Fri Jun 17 10:00:28 2016
xserver.configfile: /etc/X11/xorg.conf

xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.version: 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.2

Vishwa Prakash H V (severustux) wrote :
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Launcher missing when switched to Desktop from a fullscreen video
+ Launcher missing when switched to Desktop from a fullscreen video (on
+ Ubuntu)
summary: - Launcher missing when switched to Desktop from a fullscreen video (on
+ Launcher missing when switched to Desktop from a full screen video (on
description: updated
cl-netbox (cl-netbox) wrote :

I can confirm what you described, but is this really a bug ?
You are using full screen mode, so why should it show the launcher ?
When you leave full screen mode and switch to desktop it works as expected !

Vishwa Prakash H V (severustux) wrote :


Yes, the launcher should not be shown when on fullscreen, But Its should show up when switched to Desktop using "Alt"+"Tab". As this bug report says, When switched to Desktop from a full screened Video, the launcher and the top panel is missing. :-)

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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