Bug 1266960 - unable to properly switch from a window to another window
unable to properly switch from a window to another window
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wayland (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-09-28 12:34 EDT by nmreis
Modified: 2016-12-20 09:48 EST (History)
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Description nmreis 2015-09-28 12:34:36 EDT
Description of problem:

When trying to change focus from one window (ex. web browser) to another one (ex. console terminal) using mouse click, I'm often forced to click on the terminal window several times to be able to change focus into it.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a web browser (ex. chrome) and a console terminal and start browsing the web.
2. after a bit try to change focus between web browser and console terminal window and watch which is the current app with focus on the top left corner of the screen(just right of Activities). try to change focus multiple times between each other.
3.You will notice from time to time that the focus only changes after several clicks on the window you are moving to.

Actual results:

It's kind of annoying when switching focus from one window to another, because you are quite often forced to click multiple times on the target window to effectively change focus into it.

Expected results:

Change focus flawlessly between windows.

Additional info:

Only happens with gnome wayland sessions.
Comment 1 Anass Ahmed 2016-05-07 16:30:21 EDT
With me, It happens using "Super + Tab" combination. It also appears after viewing the window switcher (by holding the combination for a few seconds).

I should trigger the combination twice to focus on the application.

Maybe this also have something to do with maximized vs normal size windows.
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Comment 3 Anass Ahmed 2016-11-24 07:41:40 EST
I think this has been resolved with current release, I used to have this issue back then (maybe it was fixed with F24, I didn't really notice).
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