Bug 170108 - Window list sometimes doesn't focus a window correctly
Window list sometimes doesn't focus a window correctly
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
4.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2005-10-07 08:50 EDT by David Bloomfield
Modified: 2012-06-20 12:01 EDT (History)
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Description David Bloomfield 2005-10-07 08:50:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
Sometimes, when I click on the button corresponding to a particular window in the window list, the only thing that happens is that the window that previously had focus loses it (as if I'd clicked on an empty part of the panel instead). Clicking the button again selects the window correctly. 

This only seems to happen when I've done something with the window which has focus, and only about 50% of the time, randomly. Clicking window buttons without "leaving" the panel always seems to select the windows correctly.

The problem can also occur if clicking on the button for the window with the focus. In this case, instead of minimizing the window, it just loses the focus.

The problem occurs both with focus following the mouse enabled and disabled. It happens with windows from many different applications.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-panel-2.8.1-3.3E

How reproducible:
Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Make sure a window has the focus
2. Click a window's button in the window list

  

Actual Results:  The previously selected window loses focus, but the selected window does not gain it.

Expected Results:  The selected window should gain the focus (and/or maximize or minimize, as appropriate)

Additional info:

This problem seems to have started occurring after installing the packages released with Update 2. Gnome-panel wasn't one of the packages updated at the time, so the actual problem might be somewhere else. At the time of writing, the system is fully patched up to date.

I'm using a fairly standard Gnome desktop, with the Metacity window manager.
Comment 1 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:01:22 EDT
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