[Natty] Selecting half-maximized window on a different workspace is broken

Bug #799552 reported by androith on 2011-06-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

1. Open some application (say, terminal) on one workspace.
2. Pull the terminal to the left or right edge of the screen to maximize it on that half of the screen.
3. Go to a different workspace.
4. Click the terminal in Unity, expecting to move to the open terminal.

Step 4 fails because the terminal will merely be shifted a few dozen pixels so as to appear slightly in your current workspace. This makes shifting workspaces by clicking icons OF HALF MAXIMIZED APPS in Unity impossible.

Note that this bug DOES NOT occur for me when the app is fully maximized or in the middle of the screen, say.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.8.14-0ubuntu1~natty1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,imgpng,zoom,mousepoll,place,move,snap,resize,unitymtgrabhandles,session,regex,gnomecompat,wall,grid,vpswitch,animation,expo,workarounds,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell,scaleaddon]
Date: Sun Jun 19 19:20:51 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100816.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-30 (50 days ago)

androith (androith) wrote :
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

I can't reproduce this bug. The terminal stays there, and clicking on the icon brings me to the previous workspace, as expected. Could you confirm that your Natty has all the updates installed (especially compiz and libnux-*)? Thanks!

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Okay, you seem to be running the latest versions. Marking confirmed; I managed to reproduce this on my Natty box running Unity 3.8.14 .

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - Selecting half-maximized window on a different workspace is broken
+ [Natty] Selecting half-maximized window on a different workspace is
+ broken
Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #791412, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.
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