Unity in 12.04 sometimes replaces windows when clicking on launcher tile

Bug #981327 reported by Dan Smith on 2012-04-14
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unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have not been able to figure out what the pattern is, but occasionally I will be on one workspace and click on the launcher tile for an app that is on another. When I do that, the window from the other workspace gets re-placed somewhere on my current desktop, *usually* to a place where I can't get to it. It often seems to place it *under* the mouse cusor (and thus under the launcher. Anyway, usually I see the window fly by from the other workspace to wherever it gets placed. I can do Super+W and see the thumbnail of the window, but if I click on it, it doesn't come into view, and I can't drag it anywhere. Clicking on the launcher tile doesn't do anything either. All I can do is close the app by killing it or right-clicking and closing it via the launcher.

It's very frustrating :)

I'm pretty sure I started seeing this when I moved to 12.04

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.8.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
Date: Fri Apr 13 19:20:54 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20110720.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-22 (22 days ago)

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