'Show Desktop' fails to hand focus to desktop

Bug #836315 reported by Anders Feder on 2011-08-28
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Robert Carr
unity (Ubuntu)
Robert Carr

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open a window.
2. Alt+Tab to 'Show Desktop'.

What happens:
Focus remains in the opened window, not handed over to desktop. The title bar shows the title of the window, not blank space as when the desktop has focus. Most annoyingly, key presses are sent to the window, not to the desktop. For instance: this sentence was written while my screen was showing only the desktop.

What should happen:
Focus should be given to the desktop just as if you had clicked it.

Related branches

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

yes i have also seen this issue when using alt + tab we if we want to show destop we cant be able to do so..
i am also attaching a vedio,
have a look
i am using oneiric
status confirmed

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Anders Feder (afeder) wrote :

Good job on recording the video, though you appear to be a experiencing a different issue than me. In my case, the desktop is shown, but focus remains in the previous window, so I e.g. can't use keys to navigate the desktop.

Anders Feder (afeder) wrote :

This is the issue I experience. Note that during the long pause (~10s) in the video I am actually typing some text that will show in the end.

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

IMO, both the attached videos to show the problem have actually the same root cause which probably a bug from the mimized window previews branch that got in with last update of Unity. I have seen both issues my self on several different ocassions.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: regression-release
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 4.12.0
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

setting to a milestone so that its made its being tracked

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-01
Changed in unity:
milestone: 4.12.0 → 4.14.0
Robert Carr (robertcarr) wrote :
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Robert Carr (robertcarr)
Robert Carr (robertcarr) wrote :

Fix merged

Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-09-07
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Robert Carr (robertcarr)
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-08
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package unity - 4.14.2-0ubuntu1

unity (4.14.2-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - unity crashed with AttributeError in reset_unity_compiz_profile(): 'str'
      object has no attribute 'get_string' (LP: #809378)
    - Trying to minimize Unity Dash to make it fit on a 1024x768 screen makes
      Unity freeze and then, after I log out by killing X, never start again
      (LP: #839200)
    - unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in main_arena() (LP: #817477)
    - UIFe: Panel - Indicators should be orderable regardless of their parent
      IndicatorObject (LP: #823061)
    - 'Show Desktop' fails to hand focus to desktop (LP: #836315)
    - Dash - Functionality of top left close, minimise and maximise/restore
      window decorations is confused (LP: #838875)
    - unity-panel-service Leaks Memory (LP: #779185)
    - Missing lens shortcuts (Super-A, Super-F) (LP: #834078)
    - Unity window switcher takes over <alt> key (LP: #835699)
    - update assets for window buttons (topleft) with dash opened
      (LP: #836655)
    - Where the average background colour is either very light or dark, adjust
      this value to darken/lighten in order to preserve readability
      (LP: #837993)
    - Applications don't have priority over other results (LP: #839518)
    - task tray icons are misaligned and badly sized (LP: #839354)
    - UIFe: Dash - Shape and positioning of most of the elements in the Dash
      need adjustment (LP: #841945)
    - Cannot drag applications from dash to desktop (LP: #756614)
    - systray icons still visible on each desktop in expo mode (LP: #759129)
    - transparency on unity panel broken (LP: #827012)
    - Window buttons and application menu don't autohide if left edge is
      touched (LP: #835637)
    - 'Filter results' should be right indented as in the mockups(and unity-
      2d) (LP: #838118)
    - window title should not appear until cursor leaves the menubar
      (LP: #838759)
    - Window title is not redrawn on leaving global-menu from buttons
      (LP: #839488)
    - In the dash, main text field can not be edited, except at the end
      (LP: #840862)
    - Quicklist can't be correctly hidden (LP: #843425)
    - After double clicking on the panel to restore a window, the menus won't
      be hidden on mouse-out (LP: #838021)
    - After restoring a window the application title doesn't fade-out and it
      goes below the menus (LP: #838479)
  * debian/control:
    - build-dep on latest libunity-dev for ABI/API break, nux
  * debian/rules:
    - bump shlibs, remove tweak for garantuing the version as the ABI
      is considered stable until finale now.
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:07:50 +0200

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
philinux (philcb) wrote :

Focus still remains in the opened window, not handed over to desktop.

Fully up to date apt-cache policy unity
  Installed: 4.14.2-0ubuntu2

philinux (philcb) wrote :

I can confirm now fixed with the updates in the last hour. Cheers.

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