Only with few windows (and one maximized) or Dodge active window - When re-focusing on maximised window Unity launcher does not hide

Bug #734681 reported by Christian Mackintosh on 2011-03-14
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This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
High
Didier Roche
unity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Unity launcher is set to 'dodge active window' via CCSM. If you have a maximised window the launcher dodges as expected. If you then open another, non-maximised window the launcher likewise behaves properly. If you close the non-maximised window while the launcher is present and re-focus on the maximised window, the unity launcher remains.

Strangely, the launcher will not dodge until either a tooltip is shown (for instance hovering over a tab in firefox) or you un-maximise the window. Any other action, for instance clicking, typing etc, even minimising and maximising the window, causes the launcher to remain in place.

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open Firefox maximised. Launcher should dodge.
2. Open CCSM. CCSM opens in top-left corner of screen, launcher dodges.
3. Move CCSM to centre of screen, launcher re-appears.
4. Close CCSM. Focus returns to Firefox, launcher does not dodge.
5. Click, navigate, type, scroll etc. within firefox. Launcher does not dodge.
6. Mouse over tab, launcher dodges when tooltip appears. Thereafter behaviour is as expected.

Related branches

OK I gather I should have used apport to file this bug, but running 'apport-collect 734681' simply pops up a screen saying "No additional information collected." My unity version is 3.6.4 running on Natty 64 bit.

Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-03-14
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Jason Smith (jassmith)

I don't know if it is related, but anyway, I find this behavior looks like what Christian reported.

* Close all opened windows, if any;
* Open Firefox (or any other app: I tried with LibreOffice Writer and Nautilus too). If not in full screen mode,put it into full screen, then close Firefox and open it again.

If there are no other opened windows and Firefox is launched in full screen mode, Unity Launcher does not hide.

* Click on a blank space in Firefox: the Launcher still shows;
* Click on a blank space in Unity panel: the Launcher still shows;
* Click on a Firefox menu (i.e. Files): the Launcher hides;
* Click on Firefox address bar: the Launcher hides;
* Click on the search textfield in the HTML startpage: the Launcher hides.

Unity 3.8.8-0ubuntu2 as of April 17th.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-18
summary: - Dodge active window - When re-focusing on maximised window Unity
- launcher does not hide
+ Only with few windows (and one maximized) or Dodge active window - When
+ re-focusing on maximised window Unity launcher does not hide
Changed in unity:
assignee: Jason Smith (jassmith) → Didier Roche (didrocks)
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 3.8.10
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-04-19
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.8.10-0ubuntu1

---------------
unity (3.8.10-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - Application windows can sometimes fail to display and will mask regions
      of the screen (LP: #709461)
    - Launcher appears _under_ application windows (LP: #743834)
    - Unity Launcher Temporarily Appears Broken at Login (LP: #756951)
    - compiz crashed with signal 7 in g_file_get_uri() (LP: #728319)
    - Only with few windows (and one maximized) or Dodge active window - When
      re-focusing on maximised window Unity launcher does not hide
      (LP: #734681)
    - UIFe: Unity Dash button does not give adequate feedback (LP: #748676)
    - Focus problem with Thunderbird (LP: #753951)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PrivateWindow::updateStartupId()
      (LP: #759363)
    - unity places don't start up on login. (LP: #761225)
    - unity crashes when emptying trash twice (LP: #761643)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PlacesResultsController::Clear()
      (LP: #761211)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PanelView::~PanelView() (LP: #761634)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in SimpleLauncherIcon::SetIconName()
      (LP: #763560)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PlacesView::ConnectPlaces() (LP: #761942)
    - Intellihide stuck with in x=0 on the bfb (LP: #764643)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in PlacesView::OnResizeFrame() (LP: #763800)
    - unity crashed with GError in reset_unity_compiz_profile(): Failed to
      contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or
      misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See
      http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed
      to get connection to session: Command line `dbus-launch
      --autolaunch=f0af37ac055f6f348acd417f00000008 --binary-syntax --close-
      stderr' exited with non-zero exit status 1: No protocol
      specified\nAutolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.\n) (LP: #753528)
    - Chromium fullscreen + Alt-TAB confuses the launcher (LP: #757434)
    - Cannot click on left-most indicator on panel if a non-indicator icon
      appears (LP: #761409)
    - vim.gnome window is invisible (LP: #719001)
    - Trash/ws switcher icon in unity resets to default icon theme on the
      event of a deletion or emptying the trash or after an upgrade
      (LP: #761289)
    - Incorrect keynav hilight/opened Quicklist without any request
      (LP: #764730)
    - indicator font does not update when changing font in Appearance
      Preferences. (LP: #759886)
    - In dash search filter drop box, black text is on a black background when
      item is selected (LP: #761201)
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:30:20 +0200

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Matteo Pagliazzi (paglia) wrote :

it continue to happen also today after upgraded unity to 3.8.10

LGB [Gábor Lénárt] (lgb) wrote :

I am wondering if my bug report (bug 764272) is the same issue or not ...

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