Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186824
Window List applet does not correctly follow changing window titles
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
Especially, when multiple tabs in a gnome-terminal have dynamic
titles, switching to another tab simply will display "Terminal"
in the window list. Only when the title of the current tab
is again updated (by the shell), then the text in window list
is correctly updated.
The text of tvtime is always "tvtime" in the window list,
although the actual window title display the program number and
Also, if the title of the terminal gets very long, the text
in the window list doesn't get changed anymore at all.
I think I saw this advertised as a feature (to fix some other annoying
behaviour). I agree with the reporter that this is a regression instead.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I think I saw this advertised as a feature (to fix some other annoying
Hmm, for me the previous behaviour worked perfectly well. Now it is
neither consistent, nor predictable, as I explained in the first post.
Also, I consider that very long titles keep sticking a real bug.
Also, this is a metacity bug (metacity doesn't clear _NET_WM_VISIBLE_NAME when
it gets a new window title that isn't too long)