Switching to window at bottom of workspace below makes window jump to top of current workspace

Bug #795792 reported by Victor Zamanian on 2011-06-11
This bug affects 2 people
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unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

I use a 2x2 virtual desktop grid that comes standard in Unity.

Steps to reproduce:
* Place a window[1] at the bottom edge of one of the two bottom workspaces, i.e. desktop (1,2) or (2,2) in the 2x2 grid.
* Switch to the workspace directly above.
* In the Unity "dock", click the icon representing the program you placed on the workspace below.
* Observe the window appearing at the top of the current workspace!

What should happen:
The workspace should switch from the current workspace to the workspace below, which is where the window is located.

What happens instead:
The window is moved to the top of the current workspace.

A video is attached to show the bug in action. Please note that the window does not have to be in the lower *right* corner. It can be anywhere along the bottom edge of the workspace.

[1] nautilus, gnome-terminal and gcalctool are affected by this bug. However, I'm not getting this with Google Chrome windows, for example. So it might have to do with theming/edges of windows(?). I'm not sure.

Victor Zamanian (victorz) wrote :
Victor Zamanian (victorz) wrote :

The video is h264 in a matroska container. I apologize if this is inconvenient. I can convert it into another format if necessary.

I can reproduce this.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-06-14
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Stephen Rees-Carter (valorin) wrote :

Marked as duplicate of Bug #755842, it sounds like the same issue I reported a while ago.

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