Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125543
Bad interaction between gnome workspace switcher applet and sawfish
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
Description of problem:
When using Sawfish as GNOME window manager the click to the pager
applet moves to a different workspace, but it also moves windows so
that upper left corner of the screen is at the coordinates you clicked
in the workspace switcher applet. It makes the pager unusable (after
such action there is no way how to move the viewport back and access
the upper left part of screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run GNOME with sawfish window manager
2. open a few windows on different workspaces, possibly maximize
some of them.
3. click to the pager applet to switch to a different workspace
displayed windows are moved towards (and behind) the upper left corner
of the screen.
The position of windows remain the same when workspaces are switched.
This is probably libwnck bug, documented in GNOME bugzilla:
I have made the RPMs using patch mentioned in the above bugzilla
entry, and it seems to fix the problem. Packages are available at
The packages are GPG signed by my RPM-signing GPG key:
1024D/85502760 2004-03-10 Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak (RPM signing key)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 120652 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.