Bug 530948

Summary: gtk_window_fullscreen pins app to second monitor (among other weirdness)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Stefan Assmann <sassmann>
Component: metacityAssignee: Owen Taylor <otaylor>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 13CC: berrange, crobinso, hbrock, jforbes, markmc, otaylor, virt-maint
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Description Stefan Assmann 2009-10-26 05:17:01 EDT
Description of problem:
After upgrading F11 to F12 Beta1 I tried the new cool virt-manager. After starting a VM and clicking on the full screen button the VM window just disappeared. It took a while until I realized that the window was moved from my workspace 4, that's were virt-manager was running, to workspace 1. I tried it several times and the window always gets pinned to workspace 1, without me being able to put it somewhere else unless I exit fullscreen mode.

My configuration has compiz enabled and a dual screen setup.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start virt-manager
2. double click a VM
3. click fullscreen button (not necessary to run the VM)
Actual results:
fullscreen window always ends up at workspace 1

Expected results:
fullscreen window is placed on current workspace 

Additional info:
let me know what you need
Comment 1 Stefan Assmann 2009-10-26 05:27:51 EDT
seems to be a problem with the dual screen setup.

I get different results whether I put the VM window on screen 1 or on screen 2.

window on screen 1: after pressing fullscreen the window gets placed on screen 2 in fullscreen. Unsetting fullscreen and the window gets moved to workspace 1 with the window spanning over both displays. Just clicking the window on workspace 1 results in the window spawning to workspace 2 (and so on). Very weird.

window on screen 2: after pressing fullscreen the window gets placed on workspace 1 screen 2, but no other weird behaviour.
Comment 2 Mark McLoughlin 2009-10-29 13:18:59 EDT
nasty; I'm sure a lot of people rely on fullscreen mode
Comment 3 Cole Robinson 2009-12-01 14:56:59 EST
Hmm, we don't really do anything fancy wrt fullscreen, except call the gtk fullscreen() function.

Stefan, do you see the same behavior with other fullscreen apps like gthumb (View->Fullscreen)? If so, maybe this is a generic gtk/X/whatever bug.
Comment 4 Daniel Berrange 2009-12-02 05:57:38 EST
What window manager are you using too ?  This will very likely be a window manager bug, since GTK has little control over how a window becomes fullscreen.

To quote the docs for the API  gdk_window_fullscreen(GdkWindow *window);

 "On X11, asks the window manager to put window in a fullscreen state, if the
  window manager supports this operation. Not all window managers support this,
  and some deliberately ignore it or don't have a concept of "fullscreen"; so
  you can't rely on the fullscreenification actually happening. But it will
  happen with most standard window managers, and GDK makes a best effort to get
  it to happen."
Comment 5 Stefan Assmann 2009-12-02 06:28:04 EST
I tried gthumb and found the following behaviour. Going to fullscreen works fine but the window is always pinned to the right monitor, regardless of the initial gthumb window being placed on the left or right screen. Doesn't sound right to me...

Daniel, I've installed fusion-icon to switch between window managers and tested compiz, metacity and kwin. The behaviour seems to be always the same. I normally use metacity and disabled compiz.
Comment 6 Cole Robinson 2009-12-02 08:16:31 EST
Okay, reassigning to metacity, hopefully it can be properly triaged from there.
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2010-03-15 08:58:28 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 13 development cycle.
Changing version to '13'.

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