Workspace switcher shortcuts do not work anymore and new windows will be placed under launcher

Bug #1629212 reported by Christian Domsch
This bug affects 1 person
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unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hi all,

I do have a dual monitor setup. After I updated two days a go, the workspace switcher buttons (Ctrl-Alt-Arrows Keys) do not work anymore and each time I open a new windows, it gets placed under the launcher and the top menu (see screenshot), instead of a next to those. Also, if I click on
any of the launcher icons that indicate an active window, the workspace does not change anymore to the workspace where this window is placed. It does bring up the window, if I am already in the correct workspace, though.

I do not know, if there is a way to find out, which packages were changed between 09/28/2016 and 09/29/2016, but I suspect it has to do with those, since I never had that problem before.

Also, I am not sure if unity is the right package to report as the source of the problem.


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: unity 7.4.0+16.04.20160906-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-38.57-generic 4.4.19
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64

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 Sep 30 10:03:52 2016
DistUpgraded: 2016-04-12 10:23:10,810 DEBUG icon theme changed, re-reading
DistroCodename: xenial
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0416] (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Dell 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [1028:05fe]
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-01-20 (983 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
MachineType: Dell Inc. XPS 15 9530
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-38-generic root=UUID=c203761d-3059-4aa5-889b-f0f45259abb5 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-04-12 (170 days ago) 09/17/2013
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A00 XPS 15 9530
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A00
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Not Specified
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA00:bd09/17/2013:svnDellInc.:pnXPS159530:pvrA00:rvnDellInc.:rnXPS159530:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrNotSpecified: XPS 15 9530
dmi.product.version: A00
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
upstart.unity7.log: [3332:3332:0930/] Invalid entry with unique id: 51
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.67-1ubuntu0.16.04.2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 11.2.0-1ubuntu2.2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 11.2.0-1ubuntu2.2
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.3
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+git20160325-1ubuntu1.1
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.12-1build2
xserver.bootTime: Fri Sep 30 09:59:22 2016
xserver.configfile: default

xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 product id 5112
 vendor SHP
xserver.version: 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2.3

Revision history for this message
Christian Domsch (mail-landrus) wrote :
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Revision history for this message
Christian Domsch (mail-landrus) wrote :

Ok, blame on me. Although I had a look at compiz settings, it turned out that Desktop Wall and Place Windows somehow got turned off.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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