Misbehaviour when no application is focused, and nautilus show-desktop-icons is false or nautilus has crashed

Bug #952321 reported by Tim Rawlinson on 2012-03-11
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This bug affects 19 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Triaged
Medium
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

When the file manager is not handling the desktop and all windows are minimized the behaviour of unity is erratic, causing: (somewhat intermittently)

* The last minimized window seems to retain focus, even though minimized.
* Flickering of the shadow under the main title bar when the mouse is over the desktop.
* Flickering of the focus triangle when the mouse is over the launcher icon.
* Flickering of the application name in the title bar when the mouse is over the launcher icon.
* Difficulty restoring the application from the launcher: having to click multiple times or restore/launch another application first.
* Alt+F2, Super+ etc stop working.

Step to reproduce:

1. dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons false
2. Minimize all window.
3. Observe the above mentioned behaviour.

Tim Rawlinson (tim-r) wrote :

I believe this is a known issue but can not yet find a duplicate bug.

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

As far as I know, this has been an issue since Natty. Unity depends on Nautilus to be present for some stuff to work.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → backlog
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - Misbehaviour when all windows are minimized and show-desktop-icons is
- false
+ Misbehaviour when all windows are minimized and nautilus show-desktop-
+ icons is false
summary: - Misbehaviour when all windows are minimized and nautilus show-desktop-
- icons is false
+ Misbehaviour when no application is focused, and nautilus show-desktop-
+ icons is false or nautilus has crashed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-10-26
Changed in unity:
milestone: backlog → none
Tigran Gabrielyan (tigrangab) wrote :

I had this happen to me, too. Enabling show desktop icons and it works normally. Ubuntu 12.10.

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