Alt-tab focuses wrong window with "Keep on top"

Bug #870091 reported by Paul Sladen on 2011-10-07
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Compiz Core
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce.

  1. Ctrl-Alt-t to open a Terminal
  2. Maximise first terminal
  3. Ctrl-Alt-t to open a second Terminal
  4. Right-click on titlebar and mark "Keep on Top"
  5. Focus first terminal by clicking
  6. Open Firefox
  7. Press Alt-tab

What happens (verify by typing something):

  8. Non-maximised "Keep on top" terminal is focused

What should happen:

  9. The most recent terminal should be focused (the maximised one)

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-10-08
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in compiz-core:
status: New → Confirmed
James Tait (jamestait) wrote :

I think the "Keep on top" step is unnecessary for this to happen. My daily workflow involves:

 - irssi in a terminal window on a second monitor, snapped to the left.
 - ssh into a virtual machine on my main laptop screen, maximised
 - Firefox on my main laptop screen, maximised

I frequently alt-tab between the SSH session and Firefox and back and start typing code or build commands into irssi. Unity just doesn't seem to remember which of the terminal windows I used last.

Changed in compiz:
status: New → Confirmed
Alex Baggott (alex-baggott) wrote :

As part of the big bug review for 16.04 LTS, I have tested this on 15.10 and the bug is still there.

tags: added: desktop-bugscrub-triaged
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