Bug 113461 - Consider change of workspace switching behavior
Summary: Consider change of workspace switching behavior
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libwnck   
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Version: 1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2004-01-14 05:12 UTC by Arvind Narayanan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-27 08:34:18 UTC
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Description Arvind Narayanan 2004-01-14 05:12:46 UTC
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Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7

Description of problem:
When switching workspace by clicking on the workspace switcher applet,
the focus is given to the window whose thumbnail was clicked on. This
behavior is unintuitive and it is difficult if not impossible to
reliably click on the correct window. A better way would be to
remember which window had focus when the workspace was last used and
give focus to that window.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open 2 windows A and B on a workspace such that both are visible
and A has focus
2. Switch to another workspace
3. Click on the thumbnail of B in the workspace switcher applet

Actual Results:  B is raised and gets focus

Expected Results:  A should remain raised and get focus

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2004-04-16 05:16:57 UTC

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2004-04-16 05:21:21 UTC
Rather I meant this is also true when switching workspaces with
keybindings: metacity should remember the last window that had
focus on the workspace when using focus-follows-mouse mode.

Should that be in a separate report?

Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-27 08:34:18 UTC
Jens: yours sounds like a different bug.

Marking this bug as closed UPSTREAM. A fix is in libwnck and
we'll have this version or later in FC3. See:


Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2004-07-27 08:34:47 UTC
Jens: to clarify, your bug should be logged against metacity

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