Bug 879884

Summary: Using static workspaces breaks drag to workspace from overview.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Pete Travis <me>
Component: gnome-shellAssignee: Owen Taylor <otaylor>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 17CC: admiller, fmuellner, otaylor, samkraju, walters
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Description Pete Travis 2012-11-25 04:47:34 UTC
Description of problem:

If dynamic workspaces are disabled, I experience unexpected, ineffective behavior when using the overview to move windows between workspaces.  

I've observed that dragging an application's window from the main overview area to the desired workspace on the switcher fails. If I have dynamically created N workspaces before turning off dynamic workspaces, the window *may* drop into the Nth workspace. The window may also remain on the originating workspace. Windows on my secondary display can be assigned to any active workspace as a workaround - meaning, switching to that workspace and then dragging to the main overview area, instead of dragging onto the switcher.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name        : gnome-shell
Version     : 3.4.1
Release     : 6.fc17
Architecture: x86_64

How reproducible:
Turn off dynamic workspaces using gnome-tweak-tool (or other) and attempt to assign windows to new workspaces using the workspace switcher.

Actual results:
The overview does not allow proper interaction with workspaces that were not already created.

Expected results:
The workspace switcher can be used to assign windows to all available workspaces.

Additional info:
I've tested this with extensions initially, then with a fresh user account. Behavior is consistent between both.

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