Bug 1054210

Summary: alt-tab stop to focus applications and gnome-terminal is always first on panel
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Renato Botelho <rbgarga>
Component: gnome-shellAssignee: Owen Taylor <otaylor>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 20CC: fmuellner, otaylor, samkraju, walters
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Description Renato Botelho 2014-01-16 13:07:33 UTC
Description of problem:

By default, current application is always the first icon to showed on alt-tab panel, and the last used stay on its side. It works ok, but, after start gnome-terminal and keep using the system, at some point, gnome-terminal icon is fixed as the first item of the panel, and when you press alt-tab, the current application icon is on the right side and is selected, so, pressing alt-tab once will send you to the same current application.

The other effect when this error happens is, you choose another application and it simply doesn't focus it, it just shows a notification on the bottom saying that the application is ready.

The only way to restore it is restarting gnome-shell.

I don't know how but gnome-terminal seems to be the responsible, because If I do not use it, error doesn't happen anymore.

This issue started to happen after I upgraded fedora 19 to 20.

I disabled all extensions from my gnome-shell and it didn't help.

Please let me know if there is more things I can do to collect useful information.

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How reproducible:

Happens every hour on my system

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome-terminal (usually more than one window)
2. Start other applications
3. Use the system for sometime (alt-tab)

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Comment 1 Florian Müllner 2014-01-16 14:15:41 UTC
This might be a known upstream issue[0] that was fixed a while ago. Can you reproduce the issue directly with these steps:

  1. Start some app, make it open a dialog that does not
     show up in the activities overview
     (e.g. gnome-terminal preferences)
  2. Start some other app
  3. Alt-tab to first app

Alt-tab should now be "stuck" on the first app. If this is indeed the same issue, its fix is included in gnome-shell-3.10.3 which I filed as update yesterday[1]

[0] https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=719824
[1] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/mutter-3.10.3-1.fc20,gnome-shell-3.10.3-1.fc20

Comment 2 Renato Botelho 2014-01-16 18:08:58 UTC
It's not the same issue. I cannot reproduce following these steps, also, I updated mutter and gnome-shell to 3.10.3 and the issue just happened again.

It only happens with gnome-terminal (that is started only with --geometry=100x40). And after another test here, I noted that if I close all gnome-terminal windows, it back to work as expected. Maybe this issue should be changed to gnome-terminal instead of gnome-shell?

I'll try to start gnome-terminal-server on a separated xterm, with debug enabled, and see if I can collect any info.

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