Bug 141492 - desktop drops focus, requiring CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to restore
Summary: desktop drops focus, requiring CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE to restore
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 137062
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11   
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-12-01 16:33 UTC by Charlie Bennett
Modified: 2014-06-18 09:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 19:07:23 UTC
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Description Charlie Bennett 2004-12-01 16:33:05 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.3) Gecko/20040924

Description of problem:

Running RHEL3 U4.  On occasion, closing application windows
will steal focus.  When this happens it becomes impossible to
use the gnome panel or to manually set focus on another application.
I've seen this on exit from Evolution.  I've seen it when gaim
dismisses it's reconnect dialog.

I use real-estate based focus.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch Evolution
2. exit Evolution

Actual Results:  The focus for the windowing system is irretrievably lost.

Expected Results:  I should be able set focus by moving the mouse into another window.  I should also be able to use Gnome panel.

Additional info:

No way out but to trash the session with CTRL+ALT+DEL.  Not running Evolution is easy, doing without GAIM is a not.

Comment 1 Charlie Bennett 2004-12-16 17:05:46 UTC
More data: I can get back on my feet with killall metacity.
Looks like a metacity problem.

problem also shows up when trying to launch vncviewer

Comment 2 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2005-01-04 21:35:00 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 137062 ***

Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 19:07:23 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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