Bug 1272053 - Focus goes to secondary monitor when switching workspaces in primary monitor
Focus goes to secondary monitor when switching workspaces in primary monitor
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-10-15 07:11 EDT by Rodolfo Carvalho
Modified: 2017-11-16 13:39 EST (History)
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Description Rodolfo Carvalho 2015-10-15 07:11:47 EDT
Description of problem:

Focus changes to secondary monitor when switching workspaces in the primary monitor.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 22
$ uname -r
$ gnome-shell --version
GNOME Shell 3.16.3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug an external monitor to your laptop
2. Open the Display settings and configure the built-in monitor as SECONDARY and the external monitor as PRIMARY
3. Open three distinct windows, e.g. 3 gnome-terminal windows: one in the only workspace in the SECONDARY monitor, and one in each of two workspaces in the PRIMARY monitor

                                    primary monitor - workspace 1             
                                  |                                          |
  secondary monitor               |                                          |
                                  |           +-------------------+          |
+-------------------------+       |           |                   |          |
|                         |       |           |    A              |          |
|      +-------------+    |       |           |                   |          |
|      |  B          |    |       |           |                   |          |
|      |             |    |       |           +-------------------+          |
|      +-------------+    |       |                                          |
|                         |       |                                          |
+-------------------------+       +------------------------------------------+
                                    workspace 2 (initially not visible)       
                                  |                                          |
                                  |                                          |
                                  |           +-------------------+          |
                                  |           |  C                |          |
                                  |           |                   |          |
                                  |           |                   |          |
                                  |           +-------------------+          |
                                  |                                          |
                                  |                                          |

4. Focus on the terminal A; you should have A and B visible, while your eyes are focused on A.

5. Change from workspace 1 to workspace 2 (e.g., using super+pgdown)

Actual results:

Focus is now on the terminal window B.

Expected results:

Focus should be in terminal window C, i.e., focus should have stayed in the same monitor that you're looking at.

Additional info:

The problem is reproducible even if PRIMARY=built-in and SECONDARY=external.

Workspace switching with multiple monitors seemed to work the way described in the expected results a couple of weeks ago.
Comment 1 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 14:13:41 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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Comment 2 Rodolfo Carvalho 2016-07-20 04:38:40 EDT
This is still a bug in Fedora 24. Nothing has changed.

Comment 3 Rodolfo Carvalho 2017-06-27 12:35:11 EDT
Still the case in Fedora 25.
Comment 4 Fedora End Of Life 2017-11-16 13:39:55 EST
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