[spread] clicking launcher with open windows not working correctly across workspaces

Reported by Bill Filler on 2011-03-29
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-2d
Critical
Ugo Riboni

Bug Description

The behavior to display window previews for an application with multiple windows is not working correctly across workspaces and is not consistent with unity-3d.

Here is the scenario:
1) open 2 terminals on workspace 1
2) open 1 terminal on workspace 2
3) open another application on workspace 3

Expected behavior:
- regardless of active workspace, clicking the terminal icon in launcher should show spread of ALL open terminal windows across workspaces (i.e. should show 3 terminals in above example). This is how unity-3d works in Natty.

Current behavior:
- our behavior is different and dependent on active workspace
- if workspace 1 is active, clicking the the laucher icon shows spread of just 2 terminals in that workspace. clicking launcher again cancels the spread
- if workspace 2 is active, clicking the launcher icon for terminal promotes the terminal in that workspace and does nothing else
- if workspace 3 or 4 is active clicking the launcher icon for terminal switches to workspace 1 promoting first terminal. clicking again shows spread of 2 windows in workspace 1.

We should simplify and be consistent with unity 3d.

Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2011-03-29
Changed in unity-2d:
milestone: none → 3.10
assignee: nobody → Ugo Riboni (uriboni)
importance: Undecided → Critical
Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

Sorry, one correction. In unity-3d if active workspace doesn't contain any terminals before is as follows:
- first click on launcher takes you to last active workspace that has a terminal and brings terminal to focus
- second click on launcher does a spread of ALL terminal windows

Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

Our behaviour is the one intended by the design.

Changed in unity-2d:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
milestone: 3.10 → 3.8.2
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
status: Triaged → In Progress
Changed in unity-2d:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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